Patrolman Charles K. Yates

Patrolman Charles K. Yates

Poland Township Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, March 30, 1984

Charles K. Yates

Patrolman Yates suffered a fatal heart attack following repeated struggles with a combative female suspect he had arrested for drunk driving. He had arrested the woman following a short vehicle pursuit and struggled with her at the scene of the arrest. Another struggle ensued after arriving at the police station to administer a breath test. He collapsed immediately after the last struggle.

The woman was not charged in connection with his death.

Patrolman Yates had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

Bio

  • Age 59
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Charles K. Yates of the Poland Township Police Department, Ohio and the additional 51 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

March 30, 2018

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