Patrolman Charles C. Bozeman

Patrolman Charles C. Bozeman

Lima Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, December 10, 1951

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Charles C. Bozeman

Patrolman Charles Bozeman was killed during an air raid practice drill when an air raid bomb prematurely exploded in his face.

Seven others were injured, one critically.

Patrolman Bozeman had served with the Lima Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife, parents, and sister.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Bomb
  • Incident Date Sunday, December 9, 1951
  • Weapon Explosives; Bomb
  • Offender Not available

bomb, training

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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 C. Bozeman of the Lima Police Department, Ohio and the additional 76 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 10, 2023

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