Patrolman Harry Charlton, III

Patrolman Harry Charlton, III

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, June 25, 1971

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Harry Charlton, III

Patrolman Harry Charlton was shot and killed while making a traffic stop at Ninth Street and Commerce Road.

During the stop, the driver suddenly produced a handgun and shot Patrolman Charlton in the chest. The suspect was later arrested and convicted of murder. Prior to the murder he had boasted to friends that he was going to murder a police officer.

The suspect was released prison in 2005 due to a terminal illness and died several weeks later.

Patrolman Charlton had been employed with the Richmond Police Department for 9 years. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Harry every day it might leave other peoples mind but I will always be thinking of you and remembering all the good times we had I will always be your wife forever For time and eternity
I am also grateful that in my heart and my soul but I know for certainty we will be together again until then I love you forever

Juanita M Charlton
Wife

October 16, 2021

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