Special Officer Charles T. Linton

Special Officer Charles T. Linton

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, December 18, 1922

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Charles T. Linton

Special Officer Charles Linton was shot and killed during a robbery of a Federal Reserve Bank truck in front of the United States Mint in Denver, Colorado. As Officer Linton and other employees transferred the money from the Mint into a truck, a vehicle pulled alongside them.

An occupant of the vehicle announced a holdup and immediately opened fire, striking Officer Linton in the abdomen as he attempted to lock the money in the truck's safe.

An alarm was sounded in the Mint, and members of the Mint Police and other Federal Reserve Bank officers engaged the suspects in a shootout for several minutes. The suspects were able to escape with $200,000 in cash. The leader of the gang was shot and killed as the getaway car drove away. His body was found in the abandoned getaway car in a garage later in the day. The other four suspects were never apprehended.

Officer Linton had served with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Police for 4 years and had previously served with the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office for more than 26 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Colorado
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Officer Linton,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

December 18, 2022

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