Policeman Charles Danowitz

Policeman Charles Danowitz

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, March 9, 1919

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Charles Danowitz

Officer Charles Danowitz was accidentally shot and killed by two fellow officers who had mistaken him for a burglar in a dark waiting room of the Tioga Station of the Philadelphia and Reading Railway at 20th and Tioga Streets.

Policeman Danowitz had served with the agency for 9 months. He was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge 3939

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 9, 2012

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