Motorcycle Policeman Charles Thorn

Motorcycle Policeman Charles Thorn

New Castle City Police Department, Delaware

End of Watch Friday, October 22, 1926

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Charles Thorn

Motorcycle Policeman Charles Thorn was killed when his motorcycle collided with an automobile at the intersection of 4th Street and Delaware Street.

Policeman Thorn was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the New Castle City Police Department for five months. was survived by his parents.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

routine driving

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Sometimes those who came before us and paid the ultimate sacrifice are lost in the mix and overwhelming chaos of todays law enforcement environment. But inevitably, we learn the name of that true hero and the actions of his untimely departure and from then on, we never forget. RIP Officer Thorn and know that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.

Cpl/3 Detective Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

March 16, 2020

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