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Patrolman Charles C. Larsen | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Charles C. Larsen

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, May 13, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # 4830

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/11/1917

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Charles Larsen succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier when he interrupted two burglars breaking into a theatre on Milwaukee Avenue. When he confronted the burglars, one of them opened fire, striking him in the cheek. Although wounded, Patrolman Larson chased the suspects and fired at the them. The suspects continued to fire back at Officer Larsen and struck him three more times in the arms and chest.

Officer Larsen was found by responding officers and taken to a local hospital where he died from his wounds two days later.

Officer Larsen had served with the Chicago Police Department for 18 months. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Today is the 100th anniversary of the passing of Patrolman Charles Larsen, and we honor his service and his sacrifice.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona
May 13, 2017

 

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