Officer Charles Craig Greenwald

Officer Charles Craig Greenwald

Mobile Court Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, September 26, 1996

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Charles Craig Greenwald

Officer Charles Greenwald was shot and killed and another officer was shot and wounded after a man who set off a metal detector at Mobile Government Plaza pulled out a gun and started firing. The man shot Officer Greenwald, killing him.

The suspect was shot and killed by a Mobile city police officer and another Mobile Court police officer.

Officer Greenwald had served in law enforcement for over 10 years. He was survived by his wife and two young sons.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I was thinking about Craig today for some reason and decided to Google him. Of course I was stunned to learn of his passing years ago at such a young age and in such a tragic way. When the Greenwald family was living in Cherry Hill NJ during the 1970s, I had the privilege of watching Craig develop from a boy into a fine young man from the time he joined Boy Scout Troop 147 in 1972 until he graduated from high school 7 years later. As often happens, I lost track of him over the years. I am not surprised that he chose a life of service in law enforcement, and I feel very privileged to have known him. My belated condolences to his family and loved ones.

Retired Scoutmaster
Boy Scout Troop 147, Cherry Hill NJ

January 19, 2024

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