Patrolman Charles Hart
13 Oct 1947 – Patrolman CHARLES HART age 61 stood in the roll call room of the Northwest District the way he had for 24 years when all of a sudden he felt massive chest pains, he was rushed to Baltimore General Hospital where he was pronounced dead of a heart attack. Newspapers back then were so callous as to report the incident as “Patrolman Drops Dead Awaiting Roll Call” on top of this he was not giving the recognition of a fallen officer, his name is not on the wall.
|End of Watch||13 Oct 1947|
|City, St.||Northwest District Stationhouse|
|Cause of Death||Heart Attack|
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