Patrolman Charles W. McGuire

Patrolman Charles W. McGuire

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, December 22, 1921

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Charles W. McGuire

Patrolman Charles McGuire was shot and killed from ambush while on patrol.

He had stopped at Engine House No. 8, at the intersection of Division Street and Indiana Avenue, after making a report when two men came inside and told him there were two suspicious people outside. He was shot multiple times as he opened the door to check on the suspicious men.

Patrolman McGuire was a U.S. Army veteran and served with the Toledo Police Department for one year. He was single at the time of his death.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified

ambush, suspicious person

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Charles W. McGuire of the Toledo Police Department, Ohio and the additional 77 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 22, 2023

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