Acting Chief of Police Charles Newell "Bud" Overman

Acting Chief of Police Charles Newell "Bud" Overman

Wymore Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Tuesday, March 30, 1948

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Charles Newell "Bud" Overman

Acting Chief Bud Overman was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner to the Wymore City Jail.

He had just arrested the man for drunk driving and was approaching the jail when the man produced a hidden .32 caliber handgun and shot him. The suspect fled a short distance and then committed suicide.

Acting Chief Overman was a United States Army WWI Purple Heart veteran. He was survived by his wife, two children, and five grandchildren.

He is buried at Wymore Cemetery in Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

transport, arrest

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Acting Chief Overman,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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March 30, 2023

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