Sergeant Charles M. Gantz

Sergeant Charles M. Gantz

Waco Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, August 8, 1923

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Charles M. Gantz

Sergeant Charles Gantz died after being exposed to a mixture of carbon dioxide and nitrogen while being lowered into a dry well while searching for illegal liquor. He was overcome by the fumes and asphyxiated while descending into the well. His body was recovered 45 minutes later.

Sergeant Gantz had served with the Waco Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins

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Rest in Peace Sergeant Charles M. Gantz. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Waco and The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 7, 2016

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