Police Officer Charles Edward "Chuck" Armour

Police Officer Charles Edward "Chuck" Armour

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, June 11, 2011

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Charles Edward "Chuck" Armour

Police Officer Chuck Armour succumbed to injuries sustained one week earlier when he was intentionally struck by a vehicle he had attempted to stop while on foot patrol in the Greektown area of Detroit.

The driver of the vehicle was driving the wrong way down a one-way street and was yelling obscenities at pedestrians. Officer Armour instructed the man to stop when observed him driving the wrong way on St. Antoine Street, at Monroe Avenue, at approximately 12:30 am. Instead of stopping, the driver intentionally struck Officer Armour and then turned the wrong way down another street. He was stopped by other officers and arrested on Monroe Street.

Officer Armour was transported to a local hospital with several broken bones and passed away one week later from complications after undergoing surgery for his injuries.

In January 2012, the subject pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was subsequently sentenced to 18 to 35 years in prison.

Officer Armour had served with the Detroit Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by his daughter.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, June 5, 2011
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 35 years

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To the Family and Friends of Officer Charles Armour - my name is Austin Outland, or Student Police Officer Outland, A from the Detroit Police Department, Class 2024-H. I wanted to send my prayers, thoughts and condolences to you all, regarding the ultimate sacrifice Officer Charles Armour made for the community. Through my research, he sounded like an amazing guy, father, and police officer. He was chosen to be my Silent Partner here at the Detroit Police Academy, and I truly appreciate getting to learn and know about him. His memory and sacrifice will live on through this department, and I will always be thinking of him and all of you during my time in the academy, and when I graduate and become an official Detroit Police Officer. Thank you again, and I will continue to pray for all of you - family and friends. He will always be Remembered and Honored.

-Austin Outland

S.P.O. Outland Austin
Detroit Police Department

May 12, 2024

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