Patrolman Charles Weir Crankshaw

Patrolman Charles Weir Crankshaw

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, February 2, 1930

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Charles Weir Crankshaw

Patrolman Charles Crankshaw was shot and killed when he and another officer attempted to search a subject suspected of carrying a concealed weapon in a store. When the officers attempted to stop the subject he drew a gun and fired, striking Patrolman Crankshaw three times.

The other officer shot and fatally wounded the suspect as he fled form the scene. The suspect ran to a nearby hospital where he died from his wounds. It was later discovered that he was a convict who had escaped from the Confederate Soldiers Home in Atlanta where he had been assigned to special duty.

Patrolman Crankshaw had served with the Atlanta Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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May we never forget the service of those who go before us. Thank you brother

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Atlanta Police Dept, Retired

February 3, 2017

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