Constable Charles Andrew Wyke

Constable Charles Andrew Wyke

Pennsylvania State Constable - Beaver County, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, January 9, 1931

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Charles Andrew Wyke

Constable Charles Wyke succumbed to gunshot wound sustained four days earlier while attempting to serve a warrant at a home for liquor law violations.

He had raided the same home twice before, resulting in the owner serving a short prison sentence. The owner had threatened to kill Constable Wyke if he ever raided the home again.

Despite the threat, Constable Wyke obtained a warrant when he learned that the man had a still and was making liquor. After briefly speaking with the owner he was shot in the back, before the man committed suicide.

Constable Wyke was taken to Sewickley Valley Hospital where he remained until passing away.

Constable Wyke was survived by his wife.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, January 5, 1931
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Constable Wyke,
On today the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Pennsylvania.


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January 9, 2021

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