Patrolman Charles R. Johns

Patrolman Charles R. Johns

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, January 2, 1949

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Charles R. Johns

Patrolman Charles Johns was accidentally shot and killed in the 5th Precinct Station when another officer's service revolver discharged when he accidentally dropped it on the floor.

Patrolman Johns was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and served with the New Orleans Police Department for three years.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge, police facility

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Patrolman Johns,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 2, 2024

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