Patrolman Charles Strawhun

Patrolman Charles Strawhun

Holtville Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, January 29, 1963

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Charles Strawhun

Patrolman Charles Strawhun was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer.

Patrolman Strawhun was killed by a fellow officer while they were practicing quick draws. The officers had just returned to the police station from a pistol range, the other officer had only been on the force two months, neglected to take one bullet from his cylinder before they began drawing on each other. The gun went off and Patrolman Strawhun was fatally wounded.


  • Age 26
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 29, 2018

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