Township Constable Charles F. Lehman

Township Constable Charles F. Lehman

Anaheim Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, July 23, 1872

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Charles F. Lehman

Township Constable Charles Lehman was shot and killed after responding to a dispute between an off-duty deputy city marshal and a civilian over a card game.

As Constable Lehman was arriving a gunfight began between the city marshal and the civilian and Constable Lehman was struck. He died two days later from his wounds.

The city marshal was tried and acquitted.

Constable Lehman had served with the Anaheim Police Department for less than a year. He was survived by his wife and infant daughter.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 21, 1872
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Acquitted

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 23, 2018

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