Sergeant Charles F. Handorf

Sergeant Charles F. Handorf

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, December 8, 1974

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Charles F. Handorf

Sergeant Charles Handorf was shot and killed while outside the home of a barricaded suspect at 6438 Home City in Cincinnati.

The suspect fired a shot as Sergeant Handorf crouched behind a stone wall, striking him in the head. Other officers returned fire and killed the suspect.

Sergeant Handorf had served with the Cincinnati Police Department for 22 years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, two stepdaughters, one stepson, granddaughter, parents, five sisters, and six brothers. One brother also served with the Cincinnati Police Department.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge S064

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sergeant Charles F. Handorf of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 95 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 8, 2023

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