Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Charles O. Woodworth

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, August 12, 1964

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Reflections for Officer Charles O. Woodworth

I REMEMBER WOODY AS A GOOD MAN. I WAS ONLY 5YRS OF AGE WHEN HE WAS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. MY FATHER JOHNNY O'BRIEN WAS A FELLOW CHP MOTOR OFFICER WHO ALWAYS SPOKE HIGHLY OF WOODY AND NEVER FORGOT HIS FRIEND. I STILL THINK OF WOODY EVERYTIME WE LOSE ANOTHER ONE OF CALIFORNIA'S FINEST IN THE LINE OF DUTY OR WHEN I M TRAVELING ON HWY 12 PASSED (WOODY'S CORNER) GOD THE BLESS OUR FALLEN HERO'

MICHAEL O'BRIEN/ JOHNNY'S SON
SON OF OFFICER JVO (1255)

March 1, 2014

There are many memories of Dad and holidays. We did many family events which were precious to me. Our upbringing taught us the value of family. Dad was bigger than life when he put on his uniform and got on his CHP motorcycle. He showed by example his work ethic. All 7 of his children are hard workers!

Linette Woodworth-Andres
Daughter

December 11, 2010

I never had the opportunity to meet my Uncle, nor my father's sister Vera whom I was told I resembled. Besides looks, I always took that to mean I inherited her strength, integrity and compassion. It is no wonder she married a man with so much honor, respect and love. God Bless you.

Cheryl Bonner Fahey
Niece

December 9, 2010

I am married to your son, and Larry is so proud of you. You were an amazing man, and gave your job your Best efforts. It was tragic to lose you so early in your family's life with 7 children, Bless you!

Anonymous

December 7, 2010

You passed right before I entered the USMC. I went onto the Highway patrol on May 19th 1969 with CTC III-69. We were advised of your heriocs at the old academy and I remember the instructor saying how dedicated and professional you were. I want to thank you for your service to the finest law enforcement agency in the world. You were a doing what we all loved to do. Only a few can say they were Marines and even fewer can say they were California Highway Patrolmen. God Bless the Blue and Gold and God Bless you. Semper Fi...

State Traffic Officer W.M.Becze #7185
California Highway Patrol

November 13, 2010

Wow - It's hard to think that 46 years have passed since your death. It happened soon after my graduation from high school. Your sense of humor is still remembered by some of my former classmates. All seven kids now reside in Washington and will be remembering you at a picnic next month. I got to speak of you at a gathering of the Blue Knights when they held a benefit ride to raise money for the families of officers who died in the line of duty. Rest in Peace, Dad.

Aleta Woodworth
Daughter

August 14, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. 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.

I hope to one day meeyt your family at a NORCAL COPS meeting.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 12, 2010

Rest in Peace, Officer Woodworth. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

My father, Bertram Woodworth has been reflecting and missing Uncle Bud this week with the passing of Uncle Bob. Bert is the only one left now and his heart still aches over the tragic loss of his brother so young. We remain very proud of the noble service of our Uncle Bud.
Gail Woodworth Haase

Gail Woodworth Haase
Niece

December 31, 2008

Ride on Motorman, you have the ultimate wings now. Watch over your Brothers and Sisters in uniform. I appreciate all that you did. Rest easy, Brother...

Cpl. Gregory A. Cohn - former Motorman
Florida Highway Patrol - St. Augustine

January 17, 2008

Dad loved his profession as a patrolman with the CHP. He was like the knight in the shining while armor charging off on his Harley. He was really good at talking people out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. There was only once when he had three jumpers within 30 minutes that he was unable to get to the third one in time to prevent the jump. Emotionally, he hurt for some time. He was like that when babies died in auto accidents, as well.
He was a spokeman for making seat belts mandatory by law. He was a volunteer fireman in Mill Valley and helped merge three districts so that they could pool the money to update much needed equipment.
All seven children still love him and miss him. We apply the lessons that he taught us to our daily lives. He would be proud of us as we were of him.

Valerie Woodworth-Boen
Daughter

October 12, 2006

I was only 11 when you were taken from us, changing all of our lives forever. Some memories fade, but I can still see my little body stuffed behind you on that Harley, the looks on the faces of my school chums as I climbed off the back of your CHP motorcycle.
I wish we had more time to grow together, to watch each other grow older. But God had other plans for us, and called you home early. All of us learned to cope without you around.
I did inherit your nickname; friends call me "Woody" like you were known to your friends.
Miss you, Love you.

Gregory E. Woodworth
Son

October 11, 2006

To the family and loved ones of Officer Charles Woodworth and his fellow officers with the California Highway Patrol:

On this the forty seventh anniversary of Charles's tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember him today. His valor and courage will never be forgotten. The last year has been one of such loss for the CHP. I know Charles was there to welcome his fallen comrades.

I hope that God is holding him in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.

I am so sorry that Charles was robbed of his life so tragically, but through his heroism and the profound sense of duty with which he lived his life, he made an immeasurable difference. May his spirit continue to soar and may his memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Charles gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family of a wife and seven children made on August 12, 1964.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD
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August 12, 2006

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

June 15, 2006

Motor officers never die they move on to ride on roads paved by angels until they find the ultimate radar spot next to god.

Rest in peace brother you were never forgotten.

Detective and former motor officer

January 15, 2005

Your seven children still remember your Harley parked in the middle of the barn and the roar as you took off on another patrol. Our friends still remember you - and your laugh - after all these years.

Aleta Woodworth, Daughter

September 28, 2004

Rest in peace motorman.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

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