Police Officer Charles Benjamin Skinner

Police Officer Charles Benjamin Skinner

North Salt Lake Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Saturday, November 8, 2008

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Charles Benjamin Skinner

Police Officer Charles Skinner succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier.

He was pursuing a stolen vehicle when his patrol car struck a patch of wet pavement, spun around, and struck a business sign near 2300 South and Highway 89 in Woods Cross.

The vehicle he was pursuing crashed a short distance away and the suspect was taken into custody. He was convicted of evading police and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Officer Skinner had served with the North Salt Lake Police Department for six months. He is survived by his wife and newborn twins.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge N-15

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Monday, November 3, 2008
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Convicted

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Officer Skinner, thank you for your sacrifice and service. I was with my father, LEO Cache Sheriff's Office, and my uncle, LEO North Salt Lake PD, at your funeral. It was the first police funeral I had ever been too and I was very young. I will never forget riding in my father's patrol car, helping lead you to your final resting place, seeing the firemen hanging the American Flag on the highway overpass, and the hundreds of civilians who lined the streets in support of the ultimate sacrifice you made while serving their community. Seeing the support from your community filled my heart, and tears poured from my eyes. Thank you for sacrificing everything for those you serve. I still remember you and think of you often. I did not know you but you changed my life forever. You will never be forgotten. Your memory, service, and sacrifice still lives on today.

N/A Hannah Groves

March 3, 2023

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