Police Officer Charles F. Wanless

Police Officer Charles F. Wanless

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, September 18, 1890

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Charles F. Wanless

Officer Wanless was shot and killed by an intoxicated man after responding to a disturbance call at a boarding house. As he entered the house the suspect opened fire, fatally wounding him. Officer Wanless managed to return fire seriously wounding the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 18, 2020

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