Officer Charles Haggerty

Officer Charles Haggerty

Mobile Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, December 30, 1903

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Charles Haggerty

Officer Charles Haggerty was shot and killed while investigating and arresting a suspicious person on Royal Street, between Government Street and Conti Street.

A citizen had observed Officer Haggerty watching the man from a darkened spot in front of a closed store at approximately 2:30 a.m. Several minutes later the citizen heard four gunshots. Officer Haggerty's body was found moments later. The subject fled the scene after shooting Officer Haggerty.

Several men were brought to the police station for questioning but no one was ever charged with Officer Haggerty's murder.

Officer Haggerty served with the Mobile Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 88

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Never solved

arrest, suspicious person

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Officer Haggerty,
On today, the 114th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mobile.


United States Border Patrol

December 30, 2017

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