Patrolman Charles Sundstrom

Patrolman Charles Sundstrom

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, August 21, 1941

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Charles Sundstrom

Patrolman Sundstrom was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a fire truck as he was responding to the scene of a fire.

Patrolman Sundstrom and his partner were on motorcycle patrol, and Patrolman Sundstrom was riding in a sidecar. The officers were directed to a fire at 225 Pulaski Street, Brooklyn. As they were responding, their motorcycle was struck by a fire truck at the corner of Macon Street and Tompkins Avenue. Patrolman Sundstrom died when he was thrown from the sidecar and under the wheels of the fire truck.

Patrolman Sundstrom was assigned to the 79th Precinct.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 72nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 19, 2013

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