Officer Charles ManzelDied on May 9, 1921
Ogden Police Department
Officer Manzel was shot to death during his first shift after returning to the police department from a three-year separation to work in the war industry. While investigating the burglary of a business, Officer Manzel encountered two suspects. He was escorting them to their lodging when he was shot in the back of the head with a .32-calibre pistol. A suspect was arrested, tried, but acquitted of the murder charge. He served three years for the burglary and was deported. Ironically, Officer Manzel’s return to the police department was as a replacement for an officer arrested and sent to prison for burglarizing the businesses on his beat. Survived by his wife and three children, he is buried in Ogden City Cemetery. Officer Manzel’s bronze memorial plaque is sponsored by Ogden City Corporation.