Officer Charles Willis Wright, Jr.

Officer Charles Willis Wright, Jr.

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, December 22, 1948

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Charles Willis Wright, Jr.

Officer Charles Wright succumbed to injuries sustained five days earlier when his vehicle crashed during a high-speed pursuit of a whiskey bootlegger on Briarcliff Road.

The suspect's vehicle also crashed at the same location. The driver fled on foot but was apprehended a short time later.

Officer Wright was a U.S Army veteran of World war I and was survived by his expectant wife, son, and brother. His brother also served with the police department.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Friday, December 17, 1948
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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