Night Watchman Charles O. Riske

Night Watchman Charles O. Riske

Moulton Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, March 2, 1935

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Charles O. Riske

Night Watchman Charles Riske was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary in a saloon. The suspects hit Watchman Riske over the head with a blunt object and then shot him as he lay unconscious on the ground. The suspects fled and were never identified.

Watchman Riske had put in his retirement papers the previous Friday after nine years as Night Watchman. He had agreed to work through the weekend until a replacement could be found.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified

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I am a current Patrol Officer for Moulton and when I walk the downtown area I think of his sacrifice and how I am honered to continue protectting and serving this community as he did.

Patrol Officer
Moulton Police Department

November 23, 2014

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