Patrolman Charles Berry

Patrolman Charles Berry

Scranton Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, August 27, 1912

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Charles Berry

Patrolman Charles Berry succumbed to injuries sustained when he was attacked by a group of men while on patrol. He suffered severe internal injuries from which he never recovered.

He died as a result of his injuries at his home on August 27th, 1912.

No suspects were ever arrested in connection with his murder.

Patrolman Berry was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Scranton Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.

He is buried in Cathedral Cemetery.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 46
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Tuesday, January 9, 1912
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Never identified

ambush, foot patrol

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Your assailants may have escaped justice here on earth but they surely faced a higher court and justice in a different place. Rest in peace knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

August 27, 2020

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