Officer Charles C. Channels

Officer Charles C. Channels

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Sunday, May 27, 1906

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Charles C. Channels

Officer Charles Channels was electrocuted when he attempted to move a downed wire that was in the street at the intersection of Stevens Avenue and 24th Street.

A group of children were watching the wire arc on the street. Officer Channels had them leave the area and then attempted to swing the wire over a fence until an electrician could be called. The wire swung back towards him and came in contact with his left hand. He was killed instantly.

Officer Channels had served with the Minneapolis Police Department for five years and was assigned to the Fifth Precinct. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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An Officer whom risk his own life, for the lives of children.
That is what police officers are all about. Putting your life on the line for the sake of others.
God Bless those whom are your family, in Blue.

So sad for you and your family.
You were very brave.
Sincerely, Becky Bergstrom,
West Duluth, Minnesota

August 14, 2018

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