Officer Charles Hoard

Officer Charles Hoard

Hopkinsville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, December 12, 1907

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Charles Hoard

Officer Charles Hoard was shot and killed by one of three men he had arrested for drunkenness.

The suspect, a popular young attorney who claimed self defense, was charged with murder and released after he posted a $5000 bond. His first trial ended with a hung jury. His second trial resulted in a acquittal. After the trial the suspect's health began to fail. On July 15, 1913, in a very bad state of health, he shot and killed himself.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

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

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Looks like the killer got convicted anyway.

David Weeks

June 15, 2020

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