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Reserve Deputy Sheriff Charles Christopher Plumleigh

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, March 1, 1978

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Reflections for Reserve Deputy Sheriff Charles Christopher Plumleigh

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 40th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 1, 2018

I think it is a wonderful reflection on a human being when they give themselves to the higher calling of police work. It is a selfless, courageous, and noble gesture for a generally thankless endeavor, and to provide that kind of service to your community - on your own personal time - is even that much more appreciated. Thank you for your service. Thank you for your sacrifice. We will carry the torch for you Deputy Plumleigh, with honor and with pride.

Steven Williams
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

February 24, 2018

I was working at the Exxon station which sat on the Southeast corner of Sierra Highway and Avenue J in Lancaster when this occurred. On the day of one of the officer's funerals, a cold, grey, foggy day, I stood on the corner and watched as what must have been one hundred or more patrol vehicles, lights on, otherwise absolutely quiet, emerge out of the fog. They were heading East on Avenue J on the way to the cemetery. As each vehicle approached, in total silence, you heard nothing but the sound of the rotating lights on top of each vehicle, and the click of the stop lights sequencing through Green, yellow, red. Traffic stopped as the procession slowly drove past. People turned off their cars in the street and stood, some saluting, many with their hands over their hearts, most crying. When the end of the line passed by, many, many minutes later, everyone remained where they stood until the last of the cars disappeared into the morning fog, some four hundred yards away. While I may have been only 17, I still remember the sights and sounds of that day. It remains as one of the most respectful, impressive and solemn occasions I have ever seen. Thank you officer, for your service.

Greg Schaper

March 3, 2015

Thanks for your services.


February 26, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Plumleigh. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 1, 2009

Today on the 30th anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for you and those you left behind.
Rest in peace DS, you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

March 1, 2008

No fellow Los Angeles County area law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Deputy Plumleigh, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace

Maj M. B. Parlor

February 26, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service and dedication

Van Den Berghe

February 22, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 29, 2007

You were highlighted on the website today. Although
your EOW was almost 30 years ago, time has not
diminished your sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

May 26, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

July 29, 2006

Let it never be said that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has forgotten its own. Your name is on our wall and will always be in hearts.

Rest in peace.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

September 2, 2004


Explorer Chris Chappell
Anne Arundel County Police

November 9, 2003

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