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Night Police Chief Charles Marrion Bruce

McPherson Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Sunday, May 14, 1933

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Reflections for Night Police Chief Charles Marrion Bruce

Rest in peace Night Police Chief Bruce.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 14, 2021

I had never heard the story of this brave man. It is sad he did not live out a long life. He must have been named for my great grandfather Charles Marion Stout(his mother Anna's cousin) Only by chance did I connect the names. My son's given names are also Charles Marion. I wish his family well and am glad to know his story.

Steve Clark
Distant relative

October 3, 2020

Charles Marrion Bruce was my grandfather. I have been to his grave in McPherson and I have tried to learn as much about him as I could but I never got to meet and know this man who I share DNA with. That opportunity was taken from me by those who took his life.

I was told that he had responded a week earlier to a similar call and had drawn his side arm and nearly fired at a group of college kids stealing gasoline. The night of his death he stepped out of his vehicle and never drew his weapon, leaving my grandmother without a husband, my dad, Dale and Charles’ other two sons Keith and Blaine and daughter Alpha-Lee without a father.

While I have always had this tremendous pride at my grandfather’s sacrifice, I’m sure I would much rather have had the chance to know this brave man.

Captain Blaine E. Moyer, USMC

October 4, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 14, 2015

Rest in Peace, Night Chief Bruce. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

17-Oct-2012 Charles Bruce's son Dale Marrion Bruce (Moyer) passed away in Portland Oregon, Dale's remains are at Willamette National Cemetery.
Dale attended the National Policce Memorial Dedication in WA DC.
Dale was a WW2 Marine with -2- Purple Hearts and was very proud of his father's legacy.

Moyer Bruce
great grandson

December 12, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 23, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 14, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 14, 2012

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the McPherson Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Chief Bruce in deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. No greater love has a man than the will to give his life for another. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Chief Bruce is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

June 13, 2006

I will always be sad that I never met you, but I am proud of you and your memory lives on in the stories told by your son, Dale (my father) to his children, grandchildren and great grand children. Your place on the memorial helps to keep that memory alive. Your family misses you.

Trinka Bruce
grand daughter

June 4, 2006



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