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Patrolman Charles Merritt | New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Patrolman

Charles Merritt

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 14, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: Not available

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Charles Merritt was shot and killed near the intersection of Camp and Poeyfarre Streets by a drunken youth he was attempting to arrest for creating a disturbance. Patrolman Merritt managed to return fire mortally wounding the suspect. He died four days later.

Patrolman Merritt had served with the agency for 17 years and was survived by his wife and daughter.

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You are not forgotten my brother.

Sergeant Scott Monaco
New Orleans Police Department
February 14, 2011

 

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