Trooper Charles Joseph Deans

Trooper Charles Joseph Deans

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, August 8, 1944

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Charles Joseph Deans

Trooper Deans was killed in a motorcycle accident while transferring a motorcycle from Benton to Duquoin. The motorcycle experience mechanical problems on Route 14 near Christopher and caused him to lose control and strike a ditch.

Trooper Deans had served with the Illinois State Police for four years and was assigned to District 13. Trooper Deans was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Trooper Deans,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Illinois. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 8, 2019

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