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Patrolman Charles Nelson Doughty | Newport News Police Department, Virginia Newport News Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman

Charles Nelson Doughty

Newport News Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Sunday, August 11, 1946

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 5 years, 9 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Executed in 1947

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Patrolman Charles Doughty was shot and killed with his own weapon while attempting to make an arrest. After being shot the first time a passing cab driver helped Patrolman Doughty into the cab but the suspect opened the door and shot him again.

The shooter was apprehended and executed in October of 1947.

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Thank you for your service Officer Doughty. May your sacrifice for the citizens of Newport News, Va. never be forgotten.

Retired Lieutenant W. W. Smith
Newport News Police Department
August 12, 2017

 

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