Detective Charles Raymond

Detective Charles Raymond

Everett Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, July 3, 1902

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Charles Raymond

Detective Charles Raymond was one of six officers shot and killed by a convict who escaped from the Oregon State Penitentiary.

Detective Raymond had served with the Everett Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

Correctional Officer Bailey Tiffany, Correctional Officer Thurston Jones, and Correctional Officer Frank Ferrell, of the Oregon Department of Corrections, were shot and killed on June 9th, 1902, by an inmate as he escaped from the Oregon State Penitentiary. The man also killed three civilians during the escape. A large multi-state manhunt was initiated following the escape and murders.

On July 3rd, 1902, the man setup an ambush in a wooded area along the train tracks between Woodinville and Wayne, in Washington, as a posse searched the area. He shot and killed Detective Charles Raymond, of the Everett Police Department, and wounded Deputy John Williams, of the King County Sheriff's Department. Deputy Williams later committed suicide as a result of the incident.

The suspect then fled the scene and invaded a house near the northwest corner of Woodland Park, in Seattle, where he took the occupants hostage and ate dinner. As he left the house he encountered other officers and engaged them in a shootout. Posseman Neil Rowley of the King County Sheriff's Department and Officer Enoch Breece of the Seattle Police Department were both shot and killed.

On August 6th, 1902, the man committed suicide after being wounded during a shootout with a posse in Lincoln County, Washington.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Winchester
  • Offender Committed suicide

escapee, ambush

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May you and all of your brethren who so bravely and selflessly gave of yourselves and made the ultimate sacrifice rest in peace and always watch over your fellow LEO's. Thank you all for your service and know that you are all and always will be true heroes.

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Delaware State Police

June 9, 2020

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