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Officer Charles Eustes

In Memory of Officer Charles L. Eustes

September 24, 1967

On September 24, 1967, Officer Charles Eustes responded as backup to another officer dispatched to a domestic quarrel on Seventh Avenue South. Arriving ahead of the primary officer, Eustes heard a woman moaning inside the residence. When he attempted to enter and assist her, his way was blocked by a male resident. In the ensuing struggle, the man removed the officer’s gun from his holster and shot him several times, killing him. The man was later arrested and convicted of murder.