Policeman Charlie W. Howard

Policeman Charlie W. Howard

Corbin Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, June 30, 1933

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Charlie W. Howard

Policeman Charlie Howard was shot and killed while investigating a disturbance at a local restaurant. He and two other officers entered the restaurant and Policeman Howard sat down across from one of the persons involved and began speaking to him. The man suddenly fired a pistol underneath the table and struck Policeman Howard in the left leg, severing a large artery. One of the officers immediately struck the suspect with his night stick and took him into custody. Policeman Howard bled to death within a few minutes.

Policeman Howard had been with the Corbin Police Department for 11 years and had served in the US Army. He was survived by his wife and young son, his parents and seven siblings. He is buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Corbin, Kentucky.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Apprehended

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This is my Grandfather. My dad was Charles Howard Jr. I wish I would of known him. I am looking for family. Rest In Peace

Debra Howard Schmitz

February 26, 2019

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