FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Decorated Mass. Cop Drowns In Merrimack River

July 25, 2011  | 

A Lowell (Mass.) Police officer drowned in the Merrimack River on Saturday evening, while boating with his brother and another friend.

Officer Charles Panek, 30, told his companions he was jumping out of the boat and they should come back later to pick him up. When the boat circled back, he did not resurface.

Officer Panek was a decorated police officer and former Marine. He had been on the police force since 2006. He had served in the Rhode Island Army National Guard and was scheduled to be deployed to Afghanistan.

Source: Boston Globe

Tags: Off-Duty Incidents, Lowell (Mass.) PD


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Texas Constable Killed in Patrol Car Accident
A long-time Titus County, Texas, constable has died following a wreck in Mt. Pleasant...
Border Patrol Revamps Practices to Settle Lawsuit
U.S. immigration authorities must revamp their practices to ensure Mexicans accused of...
Police Associations Fight to Keep Military Surplus Gear
Police associations are beginning a major lobbying push to protect their access to the...
Recent L.A. Shootings Called 'Open Season' on Law Enforcement
Gunmen have shot at L.A. peace officers at least four times over the last eight days – a...
Denver Police Asking for 800 Body Cameras for Officers
Denver police on Wednesday said they hope to equip 800 officers, including all patrol and...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine