Patrolman Charles E. McIntosh

Patrolman Charles E. McIntosh

Portland Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Thursday, December 16, 1915

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Charles E. McIntosh

Patrolman Charles McIntosh was shot and stabbed while he and an employee from the Maine Central Railroad were chasing two burglary suspects behind a house in the 1400 block of Washington Avenue in Portland.

The suspects suddenly turned and opened fire, killing the railroad employee and wounding Patrolman McIntosh twice.

Patrolman McIntosh attempted to return fire but his weapon malfunctioned. He then charged the two suspects and knocked one to the ground with his baton. The second suspect then stabbed him in the stomach. Patrolman McIntosh was taken to a nearby house where he died approximately 15 minutes later.

The suspects were apprehended a short time later following a second shootout with officers, deputy sheriffs, and armed civilians. Both were convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman McIntosh had served with the Portland Police Department for 1.5 years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 26

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

burglary, foot pursuit

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Patrolman McIntosh, it has been 107 years since you were taken from us. Northern New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

December 16, 2023

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