Police Officer Charles G. Bratton

Police Officer Charles G. Bratton

Burlingame Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Friday, November 27, 1874

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Charles G. Bratton

Police Officer Charles Bratton succumbed to stab wounds sustained five days earlier while assisting the city marshal arrest a man for abusing his wife.

The officers were escorting the man to jail when he suddenly pulled out a 10-inch butcher knife and stabbed Officer Bratton twice. The suspect was arrested and charged with murder.

Officer Bratton was survived by his parents, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 22, 1874
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Charged with murder


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