Officer Charles Joseph Maltese, Jr.

Officer Charles Joseph Maltese, Jr.

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, July 31, 1981

Charles Joseph Maltese, Jr.

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.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 4210

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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I'm former DPD. Thinking of you on this day. Never forgotten. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

July 31, 2017

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