Police Officer Charles Wolfe

Police Officer Charles Wolfe

Galveston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, September 8, 1900

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Charles Wolfe

Officer Charles Wolfe and three other officers werekilled the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900.

The storm, a category 4 hurricane, claimed the lives of over 8,000 citizens and destroyed over 1,500 acres of the city.

Officer Wolfe and his parents were born in Germany as well as his wife and her parents. He was born March 1852 and his wife Johanna was born October 1852. They had two sons, Charles born July 1875, and Edward H. born April 1883. Officer Wolfe had served with the agency for 7 years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Weather/Natural disaster

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Officer Wolfe,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officers who were also killed in that hurricane for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Galveston.


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