Officer Charles A. Ware

Officer Charles A. Ware

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, April 28, 1897

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Charles A. Ware

Officer Charles Ware was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance at a saloon near Georgia and East streets.

The suspect was arrested a short time later and sentenced to life in prison. He escaped in 1899, but was recaptured. He was paroled in 1917 despite his life sentence.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1917

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