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

Detective

Charles D. Hoffman

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 23, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/23/1921

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: 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.

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Patrolman A. L. Young
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End of Watch: Saturday, November 5, 1921
Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman Robert Fitzpatrick
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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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