Police Officer Charles B. Harvey

Police Officer Charles B. Harvey

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, May 20, 1920

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Charles B. Harvey

Police Officer Charles Harvey and Police Officer James Stokes were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspected liquor runner at the corner of 5th Avenue and 16th Street.

The suspect produced a handgun and shot both officers. Officer Harvey died at the scene and Officer Stokes died of his wounds two days later.

The suspect fled the scene but was arrested a few days later. He was sentenced to death for the murders and later executed.


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Incident Details

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

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage and sacrifice. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 20, 2020

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