Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Juvenile Officer Charles H. Hurt

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, November 13, 1963

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Reflections for Juvenile Officer Charles H. Hurt

I remember this day just like it happen today. It brought a silence over our community in the Baker Louisiana, specially the subdivision that we lived in ( Bakersfield).
These men and women leave home everyday not knowing what the day will bring, they just go and do the job they love. We all try to keep the positive faith that the Lord will keep his hands over them.
Mr. Charlie thank you for your service and my the Lord keep his hands on your family to give them the guidance they need.

John Brown
Franklinton, La.

John Brown
School friend

October 25, 2019

Glad this killer still in jail where he belongs. He gave Officer Hurt and his family a life sentence. He should have one too.

Detective Sergeant Doug Teachworth (Lynn
Lynnwood WA PD

February 19, 2018

I was in grade school with Officer Hurt's son Michael. I clearly remember the day this happened and Michael being picked up from school at Bakerfield Elementary in Baker, LA.

My utmost respect to ALL officers that serve and protect every day. Each of them leave families and friends each day, hoping to return home safely.

Randall Newsom

March 22, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 21, 2017

This case made it to the supreme court. The killer, Henry Montgomery, won a decision that made miller v alabama, (banned mandatory lwop for juveniles) retroactive. He will be resentenced. Due to the fact he is a changed man (legitimately) he will likely be resentenced to life with parole eligibility. The man has changed and I think god will forgive him of his crimes, I am not sure about parole. He still killed a cop.


August 11, 2016

I grieve for this man and his family. And I hope the murderer never gets out of prison.

john Haseltine - Civilian

January 26, 2016

I remember as if it were yesterday when officer Charles H. Hurt was killed in the line of duty. I was nine year old and it forever impacted my lift

Charles Hurt was my father and to this day I miss him and wish he could have known his grandchildren and great grandchildren. You meet too few men with a heart like my father had.

Thankfully his life had a greater impact on me than his death. I remember his love, laugh, smile and generous spirit. My mother now lives with me and at 83 she still speaks almost daily of her life with dad and looks forward to the day they will be reunited in heaven.

Growing up without a father does have an impact on children, but I would rather of had the nine years with my dad than a lifetime with any other. He showed me how to parent and give of myself. He also showed me how to love God and taught me to be thankful for each day.

Unfortunately for the man that took his life that he could not have known Charles Hurt, as I know my father could have a positive influence on him. Maybe then they could have both had a chance.

My prayers go forth for the families of all fallen officers.

Daughter, Becky Hurt Wilson

December 6, 2013

I was nine years old when officer Charles Hurt was killed, and to this day whenever I hear of an officer being killed in the line of duty it takes me back to November 13, 1963.

Charles Hurt was my father and at 59 years old I still miss him terribly. My mother now lives with me and is 83. She still talks about their life together and what a wonderful man he was.

Growing up without a father has a profound impact in a child's life, but I would rather of had nine years with Charles Hurt as my father than to have had a lifetime with another.

He forever impacted my life with his love, joy, smile and gentleness.

Daughter, Becky Hurt Wilson

December 6, 2013

No one knows why some things remain with us from childhood so vividly. I went to school with Michael Hurt, son of Officer Charles Hurt.

We were in school that day when he was called from class and picked up by either his mother or a family member. We were in the 6th grade. The entire student body was talking about this.

Michael and his siblings never returned to Bakerfield Elementary after that day. As children, we were given few details. Our hearts ached for Michael and his family.

Every time I see a police officer, I am reminded of how none of them know when something ordinary, even mundane, could become their final moments.

Randall Newsom

April 4, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 48th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 13, 2011

oh the years have passed, but I still remember your love of life, family and wanting to help others....your smile and honesty as a man gave me reason to strive to be like you. i miss you uncle charlie, i miss you still. Dale Rigby

Dale Rigby
considered him an uncle growing up

December 13, 2010

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 28, 2007

Thank you Sir for trying to make our schools safe. R.I.P. in the company of your fellow heroes in blue and green.

August 22, 2005

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