Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # 8001
Officer Charles Hartman drowned while attempting to rescue a man from the Little Blue River in Kansas City, Missouri. During the rescue attempt Officer Hartman, who was in scuba gear, was struck by a log and he was knocked unconscious. Other members of the rescue team immediately attempted to rescue him. He was eventually pulled from the river and flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Officer Hartman was a member of the Jackson County Underwater Rescue Team, which was composed of officers from several different agencies.
Officer Hartman had served with the agency for 7 years was survived by his wife and daughter.