Desk Sergeant Charles J. Stegemann

Desk Sergeant Charles J. Stegemann

Hamilton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, June 25, 1920

Charles J. Stegemann

Sergeant Charles Stegemann was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance on North B Street.

Sergeant Stegemann and several officers from the Hamilton Police Department were surrounding the suspect's home and preparing to enter the front steps when the suspect opened the front door and began firing with a shotgun. Sergeant Stegemann was killed instantly, and another officer was wounded. The other members of the arrest team returned fire on the suspect, hitting him twice, and killing him.

Sergeant Stegemann was survived by his wife and daughter and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 43

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Desk Sergeant Charles J. Stegemann of the Hamilton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 74 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

June 25, 2018

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