Det Charles H. Read

Fallen HeroDetective Patrolman Charles H. Read

Patrolman Killed Instantly in Crash

Detective Patrolman Charles H. Read, 30 years old, of the 3800 block of Yolanda Road, was killed instantly early last night [November 16, 1943] when his automobile left the East Lane on E. 33rd St., near Ednor Road, ran up onto the parkway, and into a tree.

Patrolman Charles M. Michael, 28, of the 2700 block of Maryland Avenue, who was the passenger in the car, received a laceration to the scalp and chin as well as a contusion of his left leg. He was admitted to Union Memorial Hospital.

Both patrolmen were off duty and on their way home from working their shifts at the department at the time of their accident. Read, who had been a member of the police department for over three years, was married but had no children.


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