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Patrol Officer Charles C. Dunham | Gloversville Police Department, New York Gloversville Police Department, New York

Patrol Officer

Charles C. Dunham

Gloversville Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, May 22, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # 14

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Acquitted

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Officer Charles Dunham was shot and killed and another officer was kidnapped when they entered a mans home to investigate a complaint made against him by his ex-wife. As they attempted to arrest the man he gained control of Officer Dunham's service revolver, shot him, and then forced the other officer to drive him five miles to Johnstown. The suspect released the officer and sped away in his patrol car with police in pursuit. The suspect was captured after he crashed the patrol car in a ditch on Route 30-A.

The suspect, charged with first degree murder, was acquitted by a jury April 8, 1966.

Officer Dunham was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Thank you and god bless the Gloversville PD. I'm so proud of my father's love and dedication to the department.

My dad is not only my hero, but the hero of many. He is fondly remembered and held in highest regard by many friends, and his family.

Life was forever changed, but we are thankful for the impact he had on others in his short twenty eight year life.

Charmaine D. Dunham- Miskinis, R.N.
October 11, 2016


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