Officer Charles Elwood Wasmer

Officer Charles Elwood Wasmer

Bosque Farms Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Thursday, August 18, 1977

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Charles Elwood Wasmer

Officer Wasmer was shot and killed while investigating a hit-and-run accident at 2100 hours. During the investigation the woman's husband appeared and shot Officer Wasmer in the face and chest. Officer Wasmer was able to return fire and strike the suspect. It is believed the man was seeking revenge on Officer Wasmer because he had previously arrested the man for DUI.
Officer Wasmer had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 26, 2013

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