Officer Charles L. Rouse

Officer Charles L. Rouse

Fresno Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, April 16, 1916

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Charles L. Rouse

Officer Rouse was shot and killed while assisting an informant who had just been stabbed by a defendant. The defendant had tracked the suspect down and stabbed him. The suspect found Officer Rouse and asked for assistance. As the two waited for an ambulance to arrive the suspect approached from behind and shot Officer Rouse in the back several times. The man fled to San Luis Obispo County where he was shot and killed during a shootout with a posse.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 16, 2018

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