Private Charles Lester Stewart

Private Charles Lester Stewart

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, July 18, 1930

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Charles Lester Stewart

Private Stewart was shot and killed during a sting operation against the "Black Hand Society". After a blackmail threat, $10,000 was placed in a decoy box. Private Stewart approached a passerby for questioning. The stranger pulled a gun and fired three shots at him. Private Stewart was able to return fire, killing the suspect.
Private Stewart had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for 13 months. He was survived by his parents and two brothers.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year, 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed by Pvt. Stewart

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Pvt. Stewart,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Pennsylvania.


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July 18, 2020

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