Constable Charles Minot Packard

Constable Charles Minot Packard

Stoughton Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, September 15, 1870

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Charles Minot Packard

Constable Charles Packard was shot and killed on Pratt Street while attempting to serve a warrant on a man wanted for assault.

The subject fled into the woods between East Stoughton and Easton and remained at large until November 30th, 1870, when he was arrested hiding at his sister's house. The subject was shot and wounded after he fired at the arresting officers and then attempted to flee. He was taken into custody and charged with Constable Packard's murder.

He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Constable Packard was a Union Army veteran of the Civil War and had served with the Stoughton Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

warrant service

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On this 150th anniversary of your death rest in peace and always know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 15, 2020

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