Acting Chief of Police Charles Newell Overman

Acting Chief of Police Charles Newell Overman

Wymore Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Tuesday, March 30, 1948

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Charles Newell Overman

Acting Chief 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 survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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