Chief of Police Charles H. Pender

Chief of Police Charles H. Pender

California Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, April 26, 1904

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Charles H. Pender

Chief of Police Charles Pender was electrocuted when he attempted to remove two downed electrical line from a roadway.

He was killed instantly when he came in contact with the wires.

Chief Pender had served with the California Borough Police Department for 10 months. He had previously served with the Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department and the Pittsburgh Police Department. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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Chief Pender I hope you rest easy knowing the same beat you walked is now guarded by some fine Officers. Your sacrifice did not go unnoticed.

Rest in peace.

Patrolman McCarthy
California Borough Police Department

April 26, 2018

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