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Detective Charles D. Hoffman | Wichita Police Department, Kansas Wichita Police Department, Kansas


Charles D. Hoffman

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 23, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Charles Hoffman was shot and killed while attempting to arrest the leader of a gang that was responsible for the murders of Patrolman A.L. Young and Patrolman Robert Fitzpatrick earlier in the month.

The suspect had attempted to rent a vehicle from a local shop and the shop owner alerted police. As Detective Hoffman entered the store the man pulled a gun and Detective Huffman lunged forward and grabbed him.

During a struggle the suspect was able to shoot Detective Hoffman and wound another officer. A third officer on the scene returned fire and killed the suspect.

Detective Hoffman had served with the agency for six years and was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters. He is buried at Old Mission Cemetery, Sedgqick County, Wichita, Kansas.

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End of Watch: Saturday, November 5, 1921
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End of Watch: Monday, November 21, 1921
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace, Detective Hoffman. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 4, 2014


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