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Police Officer Charles M. Hilbert

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Officer Charles M. Hilbert

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On this day in Baltimore City Police History 1950 we lost our Brother Police Officer Charles M. Hilbert. As on Friday, 4 August 1950, Officer Hilbert a recent appointee to the police force was killed in the line of duty when he was struck by an automobile as he was directing traffic at the corner of Potee Street and Patapsco Avenue. The striking vehicle was being operated by a drunk driver that was heading in the wrong direction/ignoring the officer’s instruction. The impact threw Officer Hilbert into the air and up against a street pole causing need for him to be transported to South Baltimore General Hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injuries. Officer Hilbert was a US Army veteran of WWII. He had served with the Baltimore Police Department for 2 months and was survived by his wife.

We his brothers and sisters of the Baltimore Police Department won’t let him be forgotten, RIP Officer Charles M. Hilbert - "Your service "Honored" the City of Baltimore, and the Baltimore Police Department"

The Evening Sun Fri Aug 4 1950 LODD 72 RGB

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End of Watch 4 August, 1950
City, St. Potee Street and Patapsco Avenue
Panel Number 39-E: 12
Cause of Death Auto Accident
District Worked Headquarters

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