Police Officer Charles E. Porteus

Police Officer Charles E. Porteus

Princess Anne County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, June 16, 1952

Charles E. Porteus

Police Officer Charles Porteus was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver during a traffic stop at Atlantic Avenue and 81st Street.

During the stop a U.S. Navy officer struck both him and the violator, killing both. The man fled the scene but was apprehended by a witness. The suspect was charged with involuntary homicide by the military police and charged with hit-and-run and manslaughter by the local police.

Officer Porteus was a WWII veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

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Officer Porteus, god bless you and your family, taken way to soon, never to be forgotten, RIP Sir, thank you for your service.

Det Patrick J Porteus
Ret NYPD

August 19, 2018

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