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Captain Charles A. Hawley | Denver Police Department, Colorado Denver Police Department, Colorado


Charles A. Hawley

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Friday, January 16, 1891

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Paroled in 1900

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Captain Charles Hawley was shot and killed after becoming engaged in a struggle with two men.

Captain Hawley and another officer were talking outside of a business when two men walked by. Captain Hawley made a comment to the men and one of the men reached for a gun. The other officer began struggling with the man and was shot and wounded. Captain Hawley was also shot and succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life. He was paroled on September 5, 1900. On August 29, 1901, he was one of three people killed in a train accident near Lobato, New Mexico.

Captain Hawley was preceded in death by three children; he is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Denver, Colorado.

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Capt. Hawley,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Denver.


United States Border Patrol
January 16, 2016


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