Sergeant Charles Lanny Bridges

Sergeant Charles Lanny Bridges

Covington Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, August 14, 1997

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Charles Lanny Bridges

Sergeant Charles Bridges was killed and another officer was wounded when they were shot after responding to a possible suicide call at approximately 0800 hours. Upon their arrival they knocked on the door and shots were fired from a window. A passerby and her dog were also shot and wounded.

The suspect committed suicide after barricading himself in the home for several hours.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 313

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest in peace knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 14, 2020

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