Police Officer Charles J. Callemyn

Police Officer Charles J. Callemyn

Durham Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, February 17, 2007

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Charles J. Callemyn

Police Officer Charles J. Callemyn was killed in a single-vehicle accident while responding to back up another officer on a traffic stop.

He lost control of his vehicle on Holloway Street and struck the underpass of Highway 70 at approximately 3:00 am.

Officer Callemyn had served with the Durham Police Department for two years and had previously served with the Duke University Police Department for six years. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and U.S. Army Reserves veteran of the War on Terror. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 9881
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, single vehicle crash

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Charles,

Another year gone.... I still think about you every single Valentines Day.

The week after is still hard even though we had such a short time together. I know why God allowed us to meet. I don’t know why He allowed you to go. But I am grateful for that small amount of time.

I’ve probably wondered a 1000 times “what if?” I occasionally visit you. When life gets hard, I find myself at the cemetery or talking to you. I’m grateful for your moms posts to know your family and boys are well as I still pray for them.

I will never hear “I Can Only Imagine” without thinking of you.

I still try to avoid Holloway St but sometimes I can’t and every single time the light will change and force me to wait at that intersection. Even if it just changed seconds earlier. I like to believe that’s you.... saying hello.

My you be resting in peace and serving our Lord up there. Until we meet again, my forever Valentine.

Dawn
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February 18, 2020

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