Patrolman Charles Edward Osborne, Jr.

Patrolman Charles Edward Osborne, Jr.

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, September 11, 1994

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Charles Edward Osborne, Jr.

Patrolman Charles Osborne was shot and killed at the intersection of Bell Street and Henry Street after taking a juvenile home.

As Officer Osborne was checking the back seat the suspect pulled a concealed weapon from his crotch area and shot Patrolman Osborne in the head, behind his right ear. He lay in the street for 30 minutes because a witness didn't want to get involved. Another passerby noticed Patrolman Osborne and notified paramedics. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries three days later.

The suspect was arrested a short time later and sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Osborne was survived by his wife, daughter, and stepdaughter.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years, 6 months
  • Badge 686

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 8, 1994
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

juvenile offender, transport

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I will always love you. Your children will too. You arre on our minds and in our hearts every day. They will always hurt you couldn't walk them down the aisle. I know you were there rhough. Rest. We will see you soon. You will never be forgotten.

Felicia Osborne Pasko

August 9, 2017

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