Police Officer Charles McKinley

Police Officer Charles McKinley

Verona Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, February 4, 1954

Charles McKinley

Police Officer Charles McKinley was shot and killed from ambush when he went to a residence on Penn Street to investigate a domestic disturbance. A man had came home drunk and was arguing with his wife. The man shot Officer McKinley in the chest from a hiding place on a stair landing as the officer was walking upstairs to talk with him. The suspect then shot and killed himself.

Officer McKinley was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI had served with the Verona Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 62
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.30
  • Offender Committed suicide

Ambush, domestic, fatal funnel

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A Hero now in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.

February 4, 2015

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