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Officer Charles Joseph Maltese, Jr. | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas

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Charles Joseph Maltese, Jr.

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, July 31, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 4210

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 10 years

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Officer Maltese was killed when he was struck by a drunk driver. He was working the scene of a previous fatal accident on Stemmons Freeway when a drunk driver swerved across the flare-line and struck him, throwing him 147 feet. The driver, who's BAC was .25, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to ten years.

Officer Maltese had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his fiancee and parents.

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Rest in Peace Officer Charles Joseph Maltese Jr.. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Dallas, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends, Co Workers and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your foot steps protecting the public. I also Pray that the thug who murdered you is soon rotting in hell.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
August 3, 2016

 

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