Captain Charles T. Andreano

Captain Charles T. Andreano

Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Thursday, July 30, 1964

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Charles T. Andreano

Captain Thomas Andreano was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a drowning call.

As the patrol car he was riding in entered the intersection of Army Post Road and Indianola Road it was struck by a car that ran a stop sign. The driver of the patrol car was injured in the accident and the two occupants of the other car died as a result of the accident as well. None of the four were wearing seat belts.

Captain Andreano had served with the Des Moines Police Department for 22 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge CAPTAIN

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Capt. Andreano,
On today, the 53rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Des Moines. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 30, 2017

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