Police Officer Charles Robert Reynolds

Police Officer Charles Robert Reynolds

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, October 26, 1969

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Charles Robert Reynolds

Officer Charles Reynolds was shot and killed while making a traffic stop at the intersection of Chelton Avenue and Anderson Street. During the stop he had ordered two men out of the car. Upon searching them he located a .22 caliber handgun. As he retrieved the gun it fell from his hand and struck the ground.

The impact caused the gun to discharge the round struck Officer Reynolds in the groin, causing a fatal wound. He was transported to Germantown Hospital where he succumbed to the wound.

Officer Reynolds had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his son and mother.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 6619

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Charged with firearms violations

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 10, 2020

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