Officer Charlie Ainsworth Receives Heroism Award at US Attorney Law Enforcement Awards Ceremony

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Charlie Ainsworth, a second-year Campbell Law School student and retired Raleigh Police Department officer, received the Heroism Award at the first U.S. Attorney Law Enforcement Awards Ceremony on April 7. The U.S. Attorney Michael Easley presented the award during a ceremony that honored Ainsworth’s dedication to the public good. Ainsworth, who is pursuing a career in law, embodies the ideal of heroism in action.

Officer Ainsworth’s most recent address was in Omaha, Nebraska. According to online court records, Ainsworth has been convicted of bank robberies in Nebraska, New Mexico, and Minnesota. He also has a history of escape from police. He was released from the hospital in April 2019.

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Ainsworth will be assigned a non-competitive administrative role in the Raleigh police department. He has been in the hospital since the incident. Ainsworth’s injuries were life-threatening. The shooting occurred near NC State University. Ainsworth was shot multiple times in the head during the encounter. He was in critical condition and remained in the hospital for nearly four months.

In addition to the shooting of Officer Ainsworth, the suspects have been charged with attempted murder, assault with a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, robbery with a deadly weapon, and conspiracy to commit robbery. The suspects are still in jail. The investigation is ongoing.

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Raleigh police officers celebrated Officer Charles Ainsworth’s return to work on Thurs. He underwent multiple surgeries and underwent physical therapy to recover from his injuries. In October, he ran a four-mile race in honor of his recovery. The Raleigh Police Department even posted a video of his progress on Twitter.

Andrew T. Ainsworth, 32, was a federal fugitive who was wanted in Virginia after violating his probation. The police were trying to apprehend him when they stopped his pickup before 10 p.m. Ainsworth, armed with a handgun, fired the fatal shot. Three officers returned fire and shot him.

The event is open to the public and donations are welcome. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Ainsworth family. The ticket price is $5, with proceeds going to the cause. The event will be emceed by Mike Maniscalco. The event will include a raffle of donated prizes.

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