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Charles Joshua Russell

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Charles Joshua Russell

Birth
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Death
30 Sep 1906 (aged 35)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section 37, Lot 1021
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Police Officer Charles Russell and his partner, Officer Edward J. Petticord, were shot and killed as a result of an incident occurring shortly after 8 o'clock on a Sunday evening. Near 24th Street and Indianapolis Avenue in Indianapolis, Russell and Petticord were in the searching for subjects who had reportedly been involved in a drunken fight. During the search they came upon Jesse Coe and George Williams. As Russell stepped forward to search Coe, Coe drew a revolver and fired three shots at Russell at close range. Russell dropped to the ground and Coe ran off. Officer Petticord started after Coe, with George Williams following in the rear. After about 100 feet of running, Williams drew a revolver and fired a shot into the Petticord's back. Petticord fell over a fence post. Coe and Williams then disappeared. Officers Russell and Petticord were both quickly taken to the City Hospital. Russell's death followed a short time afterward; Petticord died in the early morning hours of October 2. Williams was later apprehended and sentenced to death by hanging (and went to the gallows in February 1907). Coe was finally caught and killed in a shoot-out with sheriff deputies in August 1908 in Kentucky.
Police Officer Charles Russell and his partner, Officer Edward J. Petticord, were shot and killed as a result of an incident occurring shortly after 8 o'clock on a Sunday evening. Near 24th Street and Indianapolis Avenue in Indianapolis, Russell and Petticord were in the searching for subjects who had reportedly been involved in a drunken fight. During the search they came upon Jesse Coe and George Williams. As Russell stepped forward to search Coe, Coe drew a revolver and fired three shots at Russell at close range. Russell dropped to the ground and Coe ran off. Officer Petticord started after Coe, with George Williams following in the rear. After about 100 feet of running, Williams drew a revolver and fired a shot into the Petticord's back. Petticord fell over a fence post. Coe and Williams then disappeared. Officers Russell and Petticord were both quickly taken to the City Hospital. Russell's death followed a short time afterward; Petticord died in the early morning hours of October 2. Williams was later apprehended and sentenced to death by hanging (and went to the gallows in February 1907). Coe was finally caught and killed in a shoot-out with sheriff deputies in August 1908 in Kentucky.


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