Juvenile Officer Charles F. West

Juvenile Officer Charles F. West

Jackson County Family Court, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, January 10, 1989

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Charles F. West

Juvenile Officer Charles West was shot and killed by a juvenile inmate he was supervising.

The juvenile had been arrested for shooting four other juveniles, auto theft, and possession of stolen property. During the initial shooting incident, the boy was attacked by the crowd and suffered an injury to his jaw that required follow-up medical treatment. Officer West transported the boy to Children's Mercy Hospital for treatment. As he was returning the boy to the detention center they stopped at the boy's home.

When the boy went inside he retrieved a handgun that he used to shoot Officer West in the back of the head with. He then placed Officer West's body in the trunk of his car and drove away. The boy's family witnessed the incident and called authorities, who located the abandoned car a short time later.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

escape attempt, juvenile offender

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Officer West,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jackson County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 10, 2019

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