Patrolman Charles M. Ross

Patrolman Charles M. Ross

Richmond Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, February 9, 1964

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Charles M. Ross

Patrolman Ross was shot to death with his own service weapon during a scuffle with two 19 year old youths he was attempting to arrest for public drunkenness on Bissell Avenue.

Both suspects were convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 5 years to life on July 23, 1964.

Patrolman Ross was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years to life

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It is that Day again . . . . February 9, 2018. . . . 54 years since your End of Watch next door to St. Marks Catholic Church on 9th & Bissell Ave. . . . . Just after Midnight in the Iron Triangle neighborhood of Richmond Calif. . . . R.I.P. Sir,

It's just mE again . . . . Johnny (from Richmond) Lobato

Johnny Lobato

February 10, 2018

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