Patrol Driver Charles C. Platner

Patrol Driver Charles C. Platner

Council Bluffs Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Sunday, September 3, 1905

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Charles C. Platner

Patrolman Platner was accidentally shot and killed when his partner's gun fell from its holster and discharged during a foot pursuit. The two officers had responded to a burglary and encountered the suspect, who fled on foot. The two officers chased the man and as the partner climbed a fence his revolver fell from its holster, struck the ground, and discharged. The round struck Patrolman Platner in the chest. He was transported to General Hospital where he died of his wound the next day.

Patrolman Platner was survived by his three children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 2, 1905

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

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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