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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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 18, 2020

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