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 Charles W. Howard

Charles W. Howard

Birth
Goose Rock, Clay County, Kentucky, USA
Death 30 Jun 1933 (aged 42)
Corbin, Whitley County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Corbin, Knox County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 7476455 · View Source
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Charley W. Howard was the son of Zachariah Howard and Mary Elizabeth [Asher] Howard of Clay County, KY. He served in the United States Army, 88th Coast Artillery, from 1910-1913. After the service, he was a hotel proprieter in Corbin, Kentuck. He became a city policeman in Corbin about 1922.

In February 1933, Patrolman Howard and another police officer went to arrest Sam Philpot in South Corbin. Sam resisted and fired a pistol at Howard. The bullet struck Howard's badge, knocking him down, but otherwise doing no damage. Unfortunately his good fortune did not last.

On June 30, 1933, Patrolman Howard was shot and killed while investigating a disturbance at a local restaurant.

He and two other officers entered the restaurant and Patrolman Howard sat down across from one of the persons involved and began speaking to him. The man suddenly fired a pistol underneath the table and struck Patrolman Howard in the left leg, severing a large artery. One of the officers immediately struck the suspect with his night stick and took him into custody. Patrolman Howard bled to death within a few minutes.

Policeman Howard had been with the Corbin Police Department for 11 years and was survived by his wife, Stella [Parks] Howard, and his nine year old young son, Wallace.


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  • Created by: Robert Martin
  • Added: 22 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7476455
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles W. Howard (26 Nov 1890–30 Jun 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7476455, citing Pine Hill Cemetery, Corbin, Knox County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Robert Martin (contributor 46566274) .