Detention Officer Charles F. Hooks

Detention Officer Charles F. Hooks

Memphis Juvenile Court, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, August 29, 1917

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Charles F. Hooks

Detention Officer Charles Hooks was shot and killed while guarding prisoners at the Juvenile Detention Quarters.

Officer Hooks was in the mess hall of the Detention Quarters, overseeing the evening supper when a 15-year-old prisoner drew a revolver and shot him. The suspect, along with seven other prisoners, escaped. It is unknown how the 15-year-old was able to obtain a revolver.

Officer Hooks was taken to General Hospital, where he died from his wounds.

Officer Hooks was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 69
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are forever remembered by your fellow law enforcement.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 29, 2020

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