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 of Police Officer Charles Edward “Chuck” Armour my name is Jakarri Carson, I’m taking the time to acknowledge Officer Armour, the 1st thought that comes to my mind is my deepest condolences to you the family, friends, associates and individuals that knew Officer Armour, the 2nd thought is thank you, thank you for giving us the opportunity to get to know Officer Armour thank you for your enduring everything through his 17yrs of service,  thank you for standing behind him in that 17 years Of service and thank you for supporting his decision to be brave in supporting the city of Detroit. I myself take so much pride in taking the time to write about Officer Armour. I'm honored to have learned about him and to have him as my silent partner and I'm proud to have earned a new idol to look up to. I pray for the constant healing, to you the family and friends of Officer Charles Edward “Chuck” Armour and, thank you again.
-Jakarri Carson

Spo Carson Jakarri
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April 12, 2023

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