Honor Roll

Charles W. Morris

Ofc. Charles W. Morris Sunnyvale P.D. September 23, 1972 Ofc. Charles W. Morris was dispatched on September 23, to a small strip mall at Hollenbeck and El Camino Real in Sunnyvale in response to a prowler call from the manager of a grocery store who heard noises from the roof. Morris apparently confronted two men who had just burglarized an adjacent drug store by dropping down from the afore-mentioned roof. He radioed for assistance, but before help could arrive, he was jumped by the burglars and shot with his own weapon. One suspect was arrested at the scene, and another was arrested a short time later at his home behind the shopping center. Morris, 34, had been with Sunnyvale Police Department for slightly more than 3 years. He was survived by his wife.