Sheriff’s Captain Charles Joseph Ogle died following a traffic accident between his patrol car and a taxicab.
The 28-year veteran, who joined the department during the administration of Sheriff Ellis Jones, was at the side of the road near Airport Road and Grand Avenue when the taxi broadsided his vehicle.
Captain Ogle, like most who join the law enforcement profession, was a dedicated lawman. Although assigned to the department’s “Advisement Branch” which trained younger deputies, he often would take to a squad car during the midnight shift.
Ogle was praised by many county officials as being an “outstanding public servant” who laid down his life during the protection of the community he so proudly served.
Captain Ogle lies in rest at the East Lawn Cemetery at 43rd and Folsom Boulevard.