Night Policeman Charles Owen Beam

Night Policeman Charles Owen Beam

Union City Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, May 28, 1954

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Charles Owen Beam

Night Policeman Charles Beam was killed in an automobile crash while he and another officer were en route to check on the village's sewage treatment plant on Springhill Road at about 7:45 pm.

The patrol car Policeman Beam was driving struck a bridge approximately one-half mile southeast of the village. He was transported to Union City Memorial Hospital in the twin city of Union City, Indiana, where he died one hour later.

Policeman Beam was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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Officer Beam,
On today, the 70th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Union City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 28, 2024

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