Night Policeman Charles Emmerson King

Night Policeman Charles Emmerson King

Jerome Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, September 1, 1910

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Charles Emmerson King

Night Policeman Charles King died from injuries received August 27th 1910, when he was responding to the sounds of gunfire.

The shooting was being done by a drunk man who had gone to his estranged wife's house and started shooting.

Policeman King arrived at the scene and was questioning a 14-year-old girl when two more shots rang out. One of the shots the girl in the leg and the other struck King in the back. The man who fired the shots was arrested, convicted of murder, and subsequently executed by hanging.

Night Policeman was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 27, 1910
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

domestic, shots fired call

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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 103rd anniversary year of your death.

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
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 13, 2013

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