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Night Policeman Charles E. King | Jerome Police Department, Arizona Jerome Police Department, Arizona

Night Policeman

Charles E. King

Jerome Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Thursday, September 1, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/27/1910

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Hung

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Night Policeman King died from injuries received August 27th when he was responding to gunfire.

Officer King was responding to the shots which had been fired by N. D. Chavez who had been drinking and had gone to his estranged wife's house and started shooting. When Office King arrived, the shots had stopped and he was questioning a 14-year old girl when two more shots rang out, one hitting the girl in the leg and the other hitting King in the back. Chavez was arrested, tried, and hung.

Night Policeman was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 103rd anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
August 13, 2013

 

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