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Postal Inspector Charles Fitzgerald | United States Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Government United States Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Government

Postal Inspector

Charles Fitzgerald

United States Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 23, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Mississippi

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Pardoned in 1925

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Postal Inspector Charles Fitzgerald was shot and killed in Clinton, Mississippi, by a deputy post master whose post office had a shortage of funds. The post master asked Inspector Fitzgerald not to report the shortage and then shot him in the side when he refused.

The suspect was convicted of Inspector Fitzgerald's murder and sentenced to life in prison. On January 3, 1919, he escaped from Parchmen Penitentiary and was recaptured 17 months later in Wichita, Kansas. He was pardoned by Governor Henry L. Whitfield in September of 1925.

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Rest in Peace Postal Inspector Charles Fitzgearld. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the U. S. Postal Service

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you burns forever in the lake of fire!

Amen.

Senior Special Agent Barry Sherwood Ret.
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
September 23, 2016

 

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