Patrolman Charles W. Lind

Patrolman Charles W. Lind

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, July 5, 1908

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Charles W. Lind

Patrolman Charles Lind was struck and killed by a streetcar in front of the District Six station house on Delta Avenue in Cincinnati.

He was working desk duty when he informed his sergeant he was stepping outside to take a break shortly after midnight. As he looked at his watch, he failed to see an approaching streetcar and was fatally struck.

Patrolman Henry Deering was struck and killed by a streetcar in the same spot on March 24, 1902.

Patrolman Lind had served with the Cincinnati Police Department for 22 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Charles W. Lind of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 73 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 5, 2022

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