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Trooper Charles Eugene Virginia State Police, Virginia


Charles Eugene "Gene" Morris

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, March 2, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 20 gauge

Offender: Not available

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Trooper Morris was shot and killed in Patrick County while assisting deputies make an arrest.

Trooper Morris was fatally wounded while responding to a domestic disturbance. A deputy on the scene said Trooper Morris made no outcry and realized later that he had been shot. The deputy drug the 6 foot 3, 220 lb trooper and placed him in the back seat of his patrol car. Trooper Morris, had been hit with two blasts from a 20 gauge shotgun was dead on arrival at the Stuart Hospital.

Trooper Morris was survived by his wife, parents, three brothers and six sisters. He was preceded in death by his four month old son.

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Trooper Morris,
Sir, even though it's been 51 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Virginia. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
March 3, 2013


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