Police Officer Charles E. McDougald

Police Officer Charles E. McDougald

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, April 9, 1997

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Charles E. McDougald

Officer Charles McDougald and another officer were shot at approximately 0045 hours after approaching a suspicious person who may have been stripping a car.

As the officers approached, the suspect turned and fired at them. Officer McDougald was struck in the chest and died a short time later at the hospital. He was not wearing a vest at the time of the shooting.

The 18 year-old suspect, who had a previous history of violent crimes, was found guilty of murder of a police officer and attempted murder of a police officer and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Officer McDougald had served with the Buffalo Police Department for 8 years and was assigned to Precinct 12. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 2778

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

suspicious activity, suspicious person

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Officer McDougald,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Buffalo. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 9, 2022

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