Marshal Charles Lewis

Marshal Charles Lewis

Powell Police Department, Wyoming

End of Watch Thursday, March 16, 1939

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Charles Lewis

Marshal Charles Lewis and Deputy D.M. Baker, of the Park County Sheriff's Department, were shot and killed while attempting to arrest an escapee who had fled to his parents' house. As the officers approached the residence shots were fired and both officers were killed. The suspect also shot and killed two civilians who were assisting the officers.

The suspect was later shot and killed by towns people when he attempted to rob a local bank. During the bank robbery a hostage was also killed.

Marshal Lewis was a WWI veteran. He was survived by his wife and child and is buried in Powell's Crown Hill Cemetery.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, March 15, 1939
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Later shot and killed

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Marshal Lewis,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death 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 during WW I.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 16, 2019

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