Patrolman Charles Merritt

Patrolman Charles Merritt

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, February 14, 1911

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Charles Merritt

Patrolman Charles Merritt was shot and killed near the intersection of Camp and Poeyfarre Streets by a drunken youth he was attempting to arrest for creating a disturbance.

He managed to return fire mortally wounding the suspect. He died four days later.

Patrolman Merritt had served with the New Orleans Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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You are not forgotten my brother.

Sergeant Scott Monaco
New Orleans Police Department

February 14, 2011

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