December 9, 1903 - May 1, 1945
On July 22, 1944, Officer Bean was assigned duty on 25th Street. Upon entering the National Tavern, he became aware of a serviceman who was creating a disturbance. He once asked the man to leave the bar and the man turned around on the stool and kicked him in the stomach, causing him to fall to the floor. While the serviceman was being placed in the patrol car, he again kicked Officer Bean in the groin area, causing him to fall into the gutter. After the kicking, Officer Bean had bouts of vomiting following meals.
During the early morning hours of April 11, 1945, while on patrol with his companion, Officer Bean started with severe vomiting and was taken home. He was admitted to the hospital where exploratory surgery was performed on April 12. Due to the kicking, there were extensive internal injuries. A second operation was performed on May 1, 1945 and Officer Bean died that afternoon at 4:15 p.m. At the time of his death, 41-year-old Bean had been a police officer for one year and was the father of three daughters ages 11, 15 and 18.
By Marilyn B. Hansen, daughter
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Officer C.M. Bean Taken By Death
Standard-Examiner - Wednesday, May 2, 1945