Patrolman Charles Wilson Futcher, Sr.

Patrolman Charles Wilson Futcher, Sr.

Lewes Police Department, Delaware

End of Watch Sunday, August 13, 1939

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Charles Wilson Futcher, Sr.

Patrolman Charles Futcher succumbed to injuries sustained eight days earlier when he was involved in an automobile accident during a pursuit on Savannah Road.

His patrol car was struck by another vehicle during the pursuit. He was treated at the hospital and released the same day. He returned home where he collapsed eight days later.

Patrolman Futcher had served with the Lewes Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 5, 1939
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for your service. You made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that those you serve are safe. May you rest in eternal peace.

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July 4, 2021

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