Policeman Charles D. Artzt

Policeman Charles D. Artzt

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, March 30, 1913

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Charles D. Artzt

Policeman Charles Artzt was fatally shot at approximately 11:35 pm while attempting to arrest a subject at the intersection of West Houston Street and North Flores Street.

Several citizens had pointed the subject out to Policeman Artzt and told him that the man had stolen an overcoat from a nearby car that was parked on the street. As Policeman Artzt approached him, the man suddenly turned and shot him in the abdomen before fleeing.

Policeman Artzt was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to the wound the following day.

The subject who shot him was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life in prison.

Policeman Artzt had served in law enforcement for at least seven years. He was survived by his wife and sister. His father had served with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 13

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 29, 1913
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

arrest attempt

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Thank you for your service. I do not know if you are a family member by blood, but I know you are my brother!

Captain Darren Artzt
Bosque County Sheriff's Office

April 25, 2024

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