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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As National Police Week approaches, I pause to give honor to a father in law I have never met.
Charles Davis Downs paid the ultimate price for the safety of the community that he served.
Thank you, Officer Downs, for giving selflessly off duty as well as on duty!

Phillip Welch
Officer . Securitas Security Services USA

May 6, 2018

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