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Patrol Officer Charles Yodkins, Sr. | Farmington Police Department, Connecticut Farmington Police Department, Connecticut

Patrol Officer

Charles Yodkins, Sr.

Farmington Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch: Friday, August 19, 1955

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Drowned

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Officer Yodkins drowned while attempting to rescue a couple who were trapped in flood waters in River Glen. Officer Yodkins had already successfully rescued several other stranded residents and was attempting another rescue when his boat capsized.

Officer Yodkins was posthumously awarded a Carnegie Hero Medal for his actions that day. On the 50th anniversary of his death he was also posthumously awarded his department's Medal of Valor.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 58th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
February 27, 2013

 

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