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

single vehicle crash, stolen vehicle, vehicle pursuit

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I am one of his newborns twins 15 years later now writing to you guys. I have read through all the reflections and couldn't be more grateful for keeping his memory alive. Most of my knowledge on him comes from articles like these and it truly means a lot. Thank you for all you do with the awareness of the sacrifices people like my dad make every day.

Emma Skinner
His daughter

March 18, 2024

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