Patrolman Charlie G. Pearce

Patrolman Charlie G. Pearce

Attalla Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, April 2, 1955

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Charlie G. Pearce

Patrolman Charlie Pearce was killed in an accident when he was assaulted while transporting a prisoner to jail.

He had just arrested the man for public intoxication and placed him in the rear of the cruiser, which did not have a cage. During the driver to jail the man reached around and grabbed Patrolman Pearce around the neck, causing the cruiser to strike a tree. Both Patrolman Pearce and the suspect were killed.

Patrolman Pearce had served with the agency for 10 years.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Killed in accident

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