Patrolman Charles Hensley

Patrolman Charles Hensley

St. Joseph Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, May 14, 1919

Charles Hensley

Patrolman Hensley was shot and fatally wounded after interrupting a burglary in progress. He was shot twice when he discovered two men breaking into a building in an alley near Felix Street. He identified the suspect who shot him just before he died at a hospital hours later. The suspect was arrested later that same day.

He had been with the agency for 23 years.

Patrolman Hensley was survived by his wife, two sons, six brothers, and one sister.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 14, 2015

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