Officer Charles S. Swinney

Officer Charles S. Swinney

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, June 21, 1925

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Charles S. Swinney

Officer Charles Swinney was shot and killed on Knox Street while patrolling the area's business district.

A struggle ensued when he confronted two suspicious men and one of the men shot him. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Swinney was able to identify the suspects before dying. Both suspects were arrested. One was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to five years.

Officer Swinney was survived by his wife.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years

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Officer Swinney,
On today, the 91st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dallas.


United States Border Patrol

June 21, 2016

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