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Patrolman Charles Edward Osborne, Jr. | Columbus Police Department, Georgia Columbus Police Department, Georgia

Patrolman

Charles Edward Osborne, Jr.

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Sunday, September 11, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 5 years, 6 months

Badge # 686

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/8/1994

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Charles Osborne was shot and killed at the intersection of Bell Street and Henry Street after taking a juvenile home.

As Officer Osborne was checking the back seat the suspect pulled a concealed weapon from his crotch area and shot Patrolman Osborne in the head, behind his right ear. He lay in the street for 30 minutes because a witness didn't want to get involved. Another passerby noticed Patrolman Osborne and notified paramedics. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries three days later.

The suspect was arrested a short time later and sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Osborne was survived by his wife, daughter, and stepdaughter.

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I will always love you. Your children will too. You arre on our minds and in our hearts every day. They will always hurt you couldn't walk them down the aisle. I know you were there rhough. Rest. We will see you soon. You will never be forgotten.

Felicia Osborne Pasko
Widow
August 9, 2017

 

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