Officer Charles Joseph Maltese, Jr.

Officer Charles Joseph Maltese, Jr.

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, July 31, 1981

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Charles Joseph Maltese, Jr.

Officer Maltese was killed when he was struck by a drunk driver southbound on North Stemmons Freeway south of Motor Street.

He was working the scene of a previous fatal accident on Stemmons Freeway when a drunk driver swerved across the flare-line and struck him, throwing him 147 feet. The driver, who's BAC was .25, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to ten years.

Officer Maltese had been with the Dallas Police Department for two years and was survived by his fiancee and parents.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 4210

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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