|Charles E. McDOUGALD|
|Rank: Police Officer|
|End of Watch: April 09, 1997|
|Tour of Duty 8 years|
|Assignment: Precinct 12|
|Shield Number 2778|
Officer McDougald and another officer were shot at approximately 0045 hours after approaching a suspicious person who may have been stripping a car. As the officers approached, the suspect turned and fired at them. Officer McDougald was struck in the chest and died a short time later at the hospital. He was not wearing a vest at the time of the shooting.
100 Club Hero’s Profile
100 Club's 35th annual Heroes Award 1998
Re-Print from The Publication of The 100 Club of Buffalo & Western
Police Department Officers Charles McDougald and Michael Martinez were
shot at about
“Skip” McDougald was an outstanding police officer, both brave &
street smart, and he was assigned
to fight crime in some of city's most violent neighborhoods. During more
than eight years on the police force, he received numerous praise from
his superiors, his fellow officers and the public.
McDougald was survived by his wife Sylvia McDougald and four children.
Police Officer Charles E. McDougald, was not only a professional law
enforcement officer, but was also a person rooted in giving back to his
community, and dedicated to his involvement with youth and the church.
partner, Police Officer Michael Martinez in time was able to return to
active duty with the Buffalo Police Department, where he remains today
serving the public, as a tribute to his commitment to the public
1998, at the 100 Club's 35th annual Heroes Award Dinner we honored
Charles McDougald & Michael Martinez and provided a financial
assistance to family members.
while Police Officer Charles E. McDougald's body has been laid to rest
in Forest Lawn, his enduring spirit is among us. In the ensuing years
since this tragedy,
November a 5K run called the “Charles E. McDougald Memorial Run and
Wellness Walk” takes place at
have past, since over 3,000 police officers and friends paid their
respects and support to the McDougald's family at the
you find yourself in the State Capital at
if you listen with the right kind of ears, you can hear the choir of
blue that ended the Skip’s funeral service at
Charles E. McDougald
Jack Quinn - United States House of Representatives
Tuesday, Aprial 29, 1997
Tuesday, Aprial 29, 1997
* Mr. QUINN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in memory of Officer Charles
* Officer McDougald's 8 1/2 year career with the Buffalo Police
Department was one full of integrity, genuine concern for the community as
a whole, exemplary service, bravery, and professionalism. A recipient of
the mayor's Award of Merit on two occasion for bravery and heroism, Skip
McDougald was a vital component of our city's police department. In
addition to the mayor's awards, Officer McDougald was also honored as a
Police Benevolent Association Officer of the Month.
* In recognition of his commitment to our community's protection,
valor, bravery, and dedicated service to the Buffalo Police Department,
Officer McDougald was awarded the prestigious Buffalo Police Department
Medal of Honor posthumously, the first time the high honor has been
bestowed upon an officer in 25 years.
* But Skip McDougald's service to our community doesn't end there.
In addition to his work as a police officer, he served as a substitute
English teacher for the city school system. In every aspect, Officer
McDougald dedicated his life to helping people--especially children. That
dedication to public service will be his greatest legacy.
* Mr. Speaker, today I would like to join with the city of Buffalo,
the Buffalo Police Department, the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association,
our entire western New York community, and indeed, a grateful nation, to
honor Officer Charles E. McDougald, who is survived by his wife, Sylvia;
his four children, Jovan, Diane, Chad, and Jennifer; and his partner,
Officer Michael N. Martinez in recognition of his brave and devoted
* To that end, I would like to convey to the McDougald family my
deepest sympathies, and ask my colleagues in the House of Representatives
to join with me in a moment of silence.