Detective Sergeant Charles E. James

Detective Sergeant Charles E. James

Pine Lawn Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, January 9, 1983

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Charles E. James

Detective Sergeant Charles James was shot and killed while he and other members of the agency served a search warrant on a home. Sergeant James was the first member of the team to make entry and was shot when the suspect opened fire. The other officers took the custody into custody.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for 50 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 107

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I pay tribute to you, Charlie, on behalf of our fellow high school classmates. You always had a smile on your face & were never the serious type back then!

Your passing was not only a shock but a terrible tragedy.
We were humbled but heartbroken by your sacrifice...

May you continue your rest until we all meet again.

Diana Rosner Kiernan, fellow classmate
Northwest High School (St. Louis) Class of 1969

February 4, 2018

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