Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Charles P. Monaghan

  • Rank: Detective/Sergeant
  • Serial Number: 6078
  • Division: Wilshire Detectives
  • Location: 4550 Pico Blvd
  • Date Killed: Saturday, February 1, 1964
  • Cause of Death: Shot by a Forgery Suspect

Rememberance

Det. Sgt. Monaghan and two Officers responded to a forgery suspect call at a Sears department store. As the three Officers entered the security office the suspect immediately stood up and drew a pistol. The suspect shoots Det. Sgt. Monaghan and Ofcr Endler inside the security office killing both of them. As the suspect exits the security office he also engages a third Police Officer shoot and seriously injuring him. A Sears security guard also attempts to stop the suspect and is also shot and critically wounded. The suspect escaped to Chicago Ill, but was later arrested for another murder.