Night Police Chief Charles Marrion Bruce

Night Police Chief Charles Marrion Bruce

McPherson Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Sunday, May 14, 1933

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Charles Marrion Bruce

Night Chief Charles Bruce was shot and killed after interrupting a burglary at a local gas station.

After informing the owner of the station, he returned to the location and found several men in front of the business. They opened fire on him, fatally wounding him. The suspects were later shot and killed by a posse.

Chief Bruce was a United States Army WWI veteran. He was survived by his wife, three sons, and a daughter.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

burglary, parolee

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Chief Bruce,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of McPherson. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 14, 2023

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