Police Officer Charles D. Burdsall

Police Officer Charles D. Burdsall

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, July 15, 1978

Charles D. Burdsall

Police Officer Charles Burdsall was shot and killed when he stopped a car he suspected of being involved in an armed robbery at a convenience store minutes earlier.

As he approached the vehicle he was shot. A police cadet riding with him exited the cruiser, retrieved his gun, and fired several rounds at the car which helped identify the two suspects when they were apprehended.

One of the suspects was sentenced to death but had the sentence commuted to life. The other suspect was sentenced to life. One suspect was denied parole in September 2003 and again in August 2014. Both have their next parole hearing in May, 2019.

Officer Burdsall had served with the Cincinnati Police Division for 5-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years, 6 months
  • Badge P087

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Denied parole in 2014

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Charles D. Burdsall of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 58 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 16, 2018

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