Police Officer Charles J. Walsh

Police Officer Charles J. Walsh

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, January 12, 1871

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Charles J. Walsh

Police Officer John Walsh was inadvertently shot while when his pistol fell to the ground and discharged while he was walking his beat at the intersection of Baltimore Street and Pearl Street.

The round struck Officer Walsh in the head, killing him instantly.

Officer Walsh was survived by his brother.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge

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