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.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, single vehicle crash

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I needed to spend sometime with you tonight. When I wake up tomorrow, you will have died 12 years ago, Feb 17. How appropriate that is is raining today as that matches the rain from my eyes and the ache in my heart. I feel so selfish to keep having this sadness; it must be difficult for those around me to keep putting up with me. I so hope they never have to count the years of separation from a child. I know you do not like me calling you a child!! Yet you Jamie and you will always by "my child". Jamie has been so attentive; for she knows when I getting down and out of sorts. Enough of this, right!

You would be so involved with you boys if you were here. Joshua is off on another adventure; checking out a different path. He is living in Wilmington, the beach! ya, that what he likes the beach. He does have to get his snow boarding in each year! He looks so much like you. Then the other son; Justin is hanging in their with college. He is on the debate team and really likes it. He is experiencing so many new things. He is tall like you; runs like you ran; but looks more like Katie (Catherine).

Jamie is making her mark in an effort to continue to help disadvantaged children; and doing so many things to be there for the girls it makes my head spin. She is so very smart and loves those girls. Catherine played basket ball again this year and she is getting really good. Ashlynn continues to make great stride in gymnastics. It is amazing to see her in action. What can we say but a great big hug for Jody and all the women in his life that he has to put up with! He loves us all.

Team Duke and LEU is gearing up for another year...to Ride for Hope. I feel the message of hope is that God has given each of us through Jesus "hope" and it is up to each of us if we grab hold until eternity to that blessed hope.

It is time to end this moment of sharing. It brings me comfort and helps me to feel your presents here in the space for reflection. Until Jesus comes to take me home--

" Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from they presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me; Restore unto me the joy of salvation; and uphold me with thy "free spirit". Psalm 51: 10-12.

Cathy C. Carter

February 16, 2019

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