Officer Harry Lankford Charlton

Officer Harry Lankford Charlton

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, August 24, 1920

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Harry Lankford Charlton

Officer Harry Charlton succumbed to injuries received six months earlier while making an arrest. During the arrest he was kicked repeatedly by the female suspect. The wounds caused blood poisoning which resulted in his death.

Officer Charlton was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Tuesday, February 24, 1920
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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On this 100th anniversary of your untimely departure we say rest in peace and always know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 24, 2020

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