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Detective Charles Douglas Heinrich | El Paso Police Department, Texas El Paso Police Department, Texas

Detective

Charles Douglas Heinrich

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, August 29, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/3/1983

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Detective Heinrich succumbed to a gunshot wound received two years earlier after he and his partner stopped to talk to a man on the street. The partner had recognized the man as a person he had arrested before on weapons charges. As they exited their patrol car the man started to walk away. When they started to walk towards him he turned and fired a .22 caliber handgun at them, striking Detective Heinrich in the head. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in a coma until his death. The suspect was sentenced to life in prison.

Detective Heinrich had just been named Detective of the Year and was survived by his wife and six-year-old son.

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It's nice to know that my Uncle Chuck is not forgotten and will be remembered for the street cop that he was. I really miss being able to just stop by and talk to him about life's up's & down's .. he was a great listener when I really needed him.

Ms Troy Shea-Butler
Niece
September 2, 2015

 

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