Detective Charles Douglas Heinrich

Detective Charles Douglas Heinrich

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, August 29, 1985

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Charles Douglas Heinrich

Detective Heinrich succumbed to a gunshot wound received two years earlier after he and his partner stopped to talk to a man on the street. The partner had recognized the man as a person he had arrested before on weapons charges. As they exited their patrol car the man started to walk away. When they started to walk towards him he turned and fired a .22 caliber handgun at them, striking Detective Heinrich in the head. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in a coma until his death. The suspect was sentenced to life in prison.

Detective Heinrich had just been named Detective of the Year and was survived by his wife and six-year-old son.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, March 3, 1983
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 29, 2020

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