National Police Week is a time where we honor those that have made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives in the line of duty. Since 1890, we have lost 7 officers protecting and serving the citizens of Wichita Falls. Each day this week, we will honor our fallen.
Officer Charles Sleigh Carlisle
End of Watch: June 29, 1933
Officer Carlisle succumbed to gunshot wounds received two days earlier while he and his partner tried to question a man about an aggravated robbery.
The 20-year-old suspect was arrested three days later in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years. His prison job, which was a auto mechanic, allowed him to drive outside of the prison. He was killed in an automobile accident on January 20, 1939.
Please take a moment and join us in honoring Officer Carlisle.