Captain Charles R. Gougenheim

Captain Charles R. Gougenheim

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, April 30, 1955

Charles R. Gougenheim

Captain Gougenheim and Officer Jack Beets were shot and killed while checking liquor licenses at a local bar. As Officer Beets was leaning behind the bar to read a beer license the bar owner's brother shot him. Officer Beets never saw his attacker. The suspect then ran out of the bar and opened fire on Captain Gougenheim, who was waiting in the patrol car parked outside.

Captain Gougenheim exited the car and returned fire, fatally wounding the suspect, however, was fatally wounded himself.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in Peace Captain Charles R. Gougenheim and Officer Jack Beets. Thank You Both for your service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Houston, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Families, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that your murderer is writhing in pain as the flames of hell engulf his sorry soul!


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