Patrolman Charles W. Frizzell

Fallen HeroPatrolman Charles W. Frizzell

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5 May 1939: On this day in Baltimore Police History 1939, we lost our brother Patrolman Charles W. Frizzell due to injuries from a line of duty assault.

Patrolman Frizzell Succumbs In Hospital

The Sun (1837–1989); May 6, 1939; p. . 17

Patrolman Frizzell Succumbs In Hospital; Was Operated On Several Days Ago; Injured a year ago When Attacked By Prisoner

Patrolman Charles W. Frizzell, of the Eastern District, died last night [Friday, May 5, 1939] at University Hospital. His condition had been serious after an operation. Several days ago, emergency calls for blood donors had been issued several times within the last two days.

Patrolman Frizzell was assaulted about a year ago as he was taking a prisoner to a police call box. His fellow-officers said the injuries that led to his death appeared at that time.

Eastern District police said, however, that they have not definitely connected the assault with Patrolman Frizzell’s death. An investigation will begin today.

Patrolman Frizzell was 41. He was appointed to the force and assigned to the Eastern District in October 1932. He had been commended at least once and was injured several times in the line of duty.

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End of Watch 5 May 1939
City, St. 4940 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224
Panel Number N/A
Cause of Death Surgery
District Worked Eastern

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