Police Officer Charles David Howley

Police Officer Charles David Howley

Oldham County Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Charles David Howley

Police Officer Charles Howley died one day after being exposed to refrigerant while searching a daycare center following reports of smoke in the building.

He had responded to the daycare center and began to search it to ensure all of the children and employees had exited the building. During the search he was exposed to a refrigerant that was being released into the air. He sought medical treatment after beginning to feel ill. He suffered a fatal heart attack the following day.

Officer Howley had served with the Oldham County Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and two children


  • Age 51
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins
  • Incident Date Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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On Saturday, August 19th, the Blue Knights of Kentucky Chapter XI will ride in honor of you, your family, your department and their sacrifices. This is a very small way to remember a man and family that gave their all. Godspeed Officer Howley..

Detective Joe L. Gilliland
Stanford Police Department

August 16, 2017

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