Jeremy T. CharronEpsom Police Department, New Hampshire
End of Watch: Sunday, August 24, 1997
Reflections for Patrolman Jeremy T. Charron
I sent your mom and dad a letter today to say hi and let them know that you will always be remembered.
Iron Mike Dempsey
November 22, 2008
To Patrolman Jeremy Charron and his loved ones:
Jeremy, please know that your memory is honored and revered today. Rest in Peace, Jeremy. I am praying for solace for your family members today, and each day that they are on the survivors' path.
My son Larry is also your brother in green as well as blue. I salute your service to our country as a Marine.
This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Jeremy gave to his community and the citizens of New Hampshire, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 24, 1997.
Phyllis Loya, mother of Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
October 19, 2008
It will be 11 years tomorrow, time moves on. You are missed.
Micheal Dempsey Capt Ret
HCDOC /Epsom PD
August 24, 2008
Thank you for your sacrifice.
Former Pembroke N.H. Cop
August 24, 2008
It's too sad you left! You were nice and a really great person.
August 3, 2008
You were a great person!
August 3, 2008
I was at the national memoral this weekend and I visited your name and briggs name. I said a prayer for you both.
Iron Mike Dempsey
VP White Mountian Chapter Nam Knights mc
May 27, 2008
I Saw your Dad today at the
NH Police Memoral. We both saw you name on the wall, RIP my friend.
VP White Mountian Chapter Nam Knights MC
May 12, 2008
Attended the post office dedication today in your honor "Brother". "Rest in peace" Semper Fidelis
Marine Corps League LCPL John Vangyzen detatchment "1285"
Rich Greaves (aka G-MAN) N.K.M.C
MASS D.O.C/ WESTPORT P.D
March 18, 2008
I think of you often. On tuesday they will name the post office in Hillsborough after you. We all miss you and honor you.
March 16, 2008
I have thought of you everyday. I know Mike did too. Just want to let you and your family know, you are all thought of...lots. Much love!
December 12, 2007
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.
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
December 11, 2007
I hope you and Mike are hanging out and watching over eveyone. we miss you two.
December 2, 2007
I hope you are doing well up there watching down over us. I am still sorry that you had to pay the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy, Semper Fi Devildog.
Metro Boston/served with Jeremy-USMC
October 19, 2007
Tonight was the one year anniversary of Briggs in the line of duty death. I know you and he were tight - being Marines and all.... Anyway, being a fellow LEO (Manchester) today has caused me to pause and reflect on the example you and Briggs impressed on so many people.
I know you and Mike are up there causing havoc and keeping things in order. Anyway, just wanted to drop a line to say that you and Mike have not been forgotten. Please pass this on to Mike, I think he would appreciate it.
Semper Fi Devil Dog,
October 17, 2007
miss you Jeremy all the times you showed up on calls with the fire department and wanted to know what took so long.
rest now you job is done, miss you every day.
September 25, 2007
Ten years have gone by. I see your memory is still strong in everyone. My brothers, and sister and I think of you often. Thank you for all of the fun memories. You will always be missed and remembered.
September 9, 2007
The 10th annivessary of your passing was yesterday. It seems almost impossible it was that long ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
We all still miss you.
Mike Dempsey (Capt Retired)
August 26, 2007
I will always remember the good times we had while stationed together, the trips we made and the times you saved me. My prayers are with you and your family. Semper Fi.
Det Chris Sorrell
CT State Police, USMC
August 25, 2007
On today, the 10th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the USMC. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow Marine;LEO
August 24, 2007
We're coming up on the 10th anniversary of that dark day in August of 97. I was relieving you that Sunday morning. I think about you often and some of the stuff we had been through. You are a true inspiration to all. The day we said good bye to you is a day I will never forget. I miss you and send my prayers to you and your family every day.
Officer Art Locke
Officer Art Locke
fellow partner Epsom PD
August 15, 2007
My prayers are with you and your family. Rest easy Brother.
Former N.H. Police Officer
Fauquier County, VA
August 5, 2007
I haven’t been to NH in a long time. On the drive up, I always use the stretch of highway dedicated to him to reflect on the memories I have of him. Although, I was only ten, he had a profound impact on my life. Almost 10 years later I can honestly say that I am still not OK with losing him.
But I know everyday he is looking down on me. My guardian angel. I hope that I make him proud and that I turn out to be half the person he was.
Always in my heart<3
July 14, 2007
To Jeremy's family
I am the sister of New Hampshire's most recent fallen officer, Bruce McKay of Franconia. I recently learned that my brother was one of the officers at the scene when Jeremy's killer was aprehended. It is such an honor to witness the incredible bond that officers and their families have for one another when faced with tragedy in the line of duty. Having just been through what you went through in August 1997, I know your pain and anguish and I am sending you prayers and hope that time has helped you heal. I wish I had a time machine right about now for my own pain, but I know that the support of others makes all the difference in the world. If you plan to attend Police week in DC in 2008, I would love to meet you there.
Meggen McKay Payerle
Sister of Slain Officer Bruce McKay
July 13, 2007
Jeremy Charron is a hero who will always be remembered for his loyalty and sacrifice to New Hampshire and his country.
He was a proud and loving man who would do anything for anybody.
I know Jeremy's father well, and I remember playing football once or twice with Jeremy and his dad many years ago when we played those "Turkey Bowl" games in Hillsboro.
Jeremy made his family proud.
May his light continue to shine for all those who follow.
George Vreeland Hill
George Vreeland Hill
July 5, 2007
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