Corporal Charles Ferdinand Vorbusch

Corporal Charles Ferdinand Vorbusch

Gretna Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, September 1, 1915

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Charles Ferdinand Vorbusch

Corporal Vorbusch was shot and killed when he and his partner told a person to move along for violation a city ordinance prohibiting loitering in front of saloons. The subject suddenly produced a handgun and opened fire, striking Corporal Vorbusch three times. The suspect, charged with manslaughter, was tried and acquitted.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Acquitted

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 1, 2020

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