Chuck began his police career in 1973 with the San Carlos Police Department. In 1975, he was hired by the San Jose Police Department. Chuck worked several units within the department including the MERGE Unit where he held the sniper position for five years. Chuck attended San Lorenzo Valley High School, Soquel High School, and King City High School. While in high school, he began racing dirt bikes at local race tracks. After graduating from high school, Chuck joined the United Stated Air Force where he was an airplane mechanic. After receiving an Honorable Discharge at the rank of Sergeant, Chuck attended West Valley College.
While with the San Carlos Police Department, Chuck was on the department’s Pistol Team. He traveled all over California competing in shooting competitions and won several medals. He also competed in the California Police Olympics and won 4 silver medals.
While in the Academy with the San Jose Police Department, Chuck earned the “Top Gun" award for his marksmanship. He was asked to join the SJPD Pistol Team competing against incredible shooters such as Leroy Pyle, Ken Lanch, Brian Hyland, and many others. He was soon asked to join Leroy Pyle’s Grand Master team. Grand Master is the highest class in police competition. Chuck earned his position on the Governor’s Top 30 in the State of California. Chuck is forever grateful to Leroy for helping him become a darn good shooter.
Chuck competed in the California Police Olympics in the Pistol competition. Between 1976 and 1984 he won 4 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 1 bronze medal.
In 1989, Chuck saw a bunch of fellow officers (TJ Boyle, Alan Cavallo, Ken Ferguson, Paul Shuman, Richard Brooks, Greg & Glenn Albin and many others) riding in the mountains on weekends. This gave him the motocross bug. He competed in his first California Police Olympics in Motocross in 1990 and won a gold medal. During his 25 years of Motocross competition, Chuck suffered two broken collar bones, torn leg ligaments, and a concussion.
From 1989 to 2011, Chuck won 16 gold medals, 9 silver medals, & 6 bronze medals in Motocross.
For his outstanding athletic accomplishments, Sgt. Chuck Wall is inducted into the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame.