Patrolman Harry Charlton, III

Patrolman Harry Charlton, III

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, June 25, 1971

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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Here is it a week before Christmas and your birthday
Always a joyful but yet A time of sorrow
A time of sorrow thinking what could have been , thoughts of happiness remembering the beautiful life we had
You are always in my heart
Even for an eternity

Juanita M Charlton
Widow

December 17, 2017

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