Officer Charles Linton Phillips

Officer Charles Linton Phillips

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, October 7, 1932

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Charles Linton Phillips

Officer Phillips was killed when he was struck by a vehicle at the scene of another traffic accident between Avondale Estates and Lithonia. Officer Phillips and his partner had just terminated a police pursuit after the suspects vehicle crash. As both officers were arresting the driver they were both struck by a oncoming vehicle. Officer Phillips was taken to Wesley Memorial Hospital where he died an hour after arriving.

Officer Phillips served with the Dekalb County Police Department for four years and was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

arrest attempt, vehicle pursuit

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Rest in peace and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 7, 2020

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