Night Watchman Chas H. Fudge

Night Watchman Chas H. Fudge

Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, November 26, 1925

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Chas H. Fudge

Watchman Chas Fudge was shot and killed by another night watchman at the city workhouse on Thanksgiving night.

Watchman Fudge was on duty when the other night watchman returned to his quarters drunk. The man came into the office where Watchman Fudge was and began to threaten him with Watchman Fudge's service weapon.

The watchman then fired, striking Watchman Fudge in the abdomen and head. A city water supply employee heard the shots and entered the workhouse office, where he found Watchman Fudge on top of the other watchman. The water supply employee took the gun from the other watchman and called police headquarters. Watchman Fudge was able to give a statement before succumbing to his wounds shortly after midnight.

The other watchman, age 49, was charged with murder. On January 6, 1926, he was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 15 years.


  • Age 72
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 25, 1925
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Laslater was a fellow police officer 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 13, 2012

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