Officer Charles York

Officer Charles York

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, February 8, 1933

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Charles York

Officer Charles York was shot and killed as he and his partner attempted to arrest a suspect on forged check charges in a rooming house at 6 South Geary Street in Oklahoma City.

The suspect fired three shots, one of which struck Officer York in the chest. Officer York's partner returned fire, killing the suspect.

Officer York served with the Oklahoma City Police Department for 11 years and also served as a commercial detective for three years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest attempt, convicted felon

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Officer York,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Oklahoma City.


United States Border Patrol

February 8, 2023

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