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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

Incident Date: 9/23/1908

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Sentenced to life

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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.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 104th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
September 23, 2012

 

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