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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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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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