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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Night Policeman Charles Owen Beam of the Union City Police Department, Ohio and the additional 70 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

May 28, 2023

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