Patrol Officer Charles Humphrey

Patrol Officer Charles Humphrey

Harrisburg Police Bureau, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, September 6, 1907

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Charles Humphrey

Officer Charles Humphrey succumbed to injuries received three days earlier when he was knocked over by a heifer that had gotten loose from a slaughter house at about 1430 hours. Officer Humphrey was attempting to get citizens out of the way of the heifer on Market Street near the Pennsylvania Railroad Station when he suffered a skull fracture from hitting the ground.

Officer Humphrey was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Harrisburg Police Bureau for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 3, 1907

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 106th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 21, 2013

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