Special Officer Charles C. Riley

Special Officer Charles C. Riley

Salt Lake City Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Tuesday, October 5, 1909

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Charles C. Riley

Officer Charles Riley was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two robbery suspects in downtown Salt Lake City. The suspects, who had stolen an overcoat from a juvenile, were apprehended in Ogden a week later.

One suspect, who admitted to shooting Officer Riley, was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled on April 17, 1920.

Officer Riley was survived by his wife and child. His unmarked grave finally received a headstone in 2002.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1920

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Officer Riley,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Salt Lake City.


United States Border Patrol

October 5, 2019

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