Patrolman Charles Printz

Photo of Patrolman Charles Printz
End of Watch: Sun, Jun 1st, 1879
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 7 years
Age: 37


He was survived by his wife and several children.


Patrolman Printz was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man in an alley. The suspect had repeatedly harassed and threatened his sisters, who got a larger portion of inheritance then he did. During one of the episodes of harassment Patrolman Printz was called to the scene. While there the suspect pulled a gun and shot Patrolman Printz in the chest. The man then fled and was never apprehended.

IN addition to his police service Patrolman Printz was a veteran of the Union Army in the Civil War.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212


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