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Patrolman Charles E. Farkas, Sr. | South Bend Police Department, Indiana South Bend Police Department, Indiana

Patrolman

Charles E. Farkas, Sr.

South Bend Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Saturday, May 27, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Charles Farkas was shot and killed after he and his partner had spotted a suspect who was fleeing from the murder of Patrolman Delbert Thompson while he investigated a stolen vehicle.

As Patrolman Farkas and his partner were exiting their vehicle, the suspect opened fire killing Patrolman Farkas and wounding his partner. Patrolman Farkas' partner was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Patrolman Farkas had served with the South Bend Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Patrolman Delbert Thompson
South Bend Police Department, Indiana
End of Watch: Saturday, May 27, 1933
Cause: Gunfire

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 27, 2015

 

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