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Detective Charles E. Hefner | Lima Police Department, Ohio Lima Police Department, Ohio

Detective

Charles E. Hefner

Lima Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 27, 1951

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/1/1951

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Hefner was shot and killed when he and another detective responded to a domestic disturbance in which the male subject was armed with a revolver. When the detectives confronted the man he attempted to shoot the other detective and a struggle ensued. The man and the officers fell into the kitchen and the suspect's revolver discharged. The round struck Detective Hefner in the throat. The other detective continued to struggle with the suspect and the weapon was fired again. The second round struck the suspect and instantly killed him.

Detective Hefner was transported to Lima St. Rita's Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries 27 days later.

Detective Hefner had served with the Lima Police Department for 9 years. He was survived by his wife, parents, and brothers.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 61rst 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 and your memory will always be honored amd revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 27, 2012

 

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