Patrolman Charles L. Glafcke

Patrolman Charles L. Glafcke

Michigan City Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, December 4, 1930

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Charles L. Glafcke

Patrolman Charles Glafcke was shot and killed by a vagrant on the city's south side while waiting for a patrol wagon to arrive. The suspect was captured after a three hour chase in the winter snow.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. On June 24, 1931, he was executed by electrocution.

Patrolman Glafcke had served with the Michigan City Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his four children.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1931

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Patrolman Glafke,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Michigan City.


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December 4, 2020

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