Patrolman Charles Davis Downs

Patrolman Charles Davis Downs

Logansport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, December 3, 1989

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Charles Davis Downs

Patrolman Downs was dragged to death by a vehicle being driven by a domestic assault suspect. Patrolman Downs was attempting to stop the man from driving from the scene and jumped onto the side of the car.

The suspect refused to stop and Patrolman Downs was dragged to death after becoming caught in the car.

Patrolman Downs was survived by his wife, seven children, and two grandchildren.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Downs,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Logansport. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 3, 2019

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