Charles Louis Glafcke
Michigan City Police Department
Sunday, December 14, 1930

Age: 58
Served: 20 years
Badge #:
Panel 38W, Line 3
Panel L29, Line 6

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Sunday, December 14, 1930
03:15 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Franklin and Harrison streets, Michigan City
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
Executed in 1931
Burial Place:
Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City

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   Patrolman Charles Glafcke was shot and killed by a vagrant on the city's south side while waiting for a patrol wagon to arrive.

   He was taken to St. Anthony Hospital where he died three and a half hours later.

   The 26-year-old suspect was captured after a three-hour chase in the winter snow.

   He was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. On June 24, 1931, he was executed by electrocution at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City.

   Patrolman Glafcke was widowed and survived by his daughter, two sons and brother.

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