Police Officer Charles J. Callemyn

Police Officer Charles J. Callemyn

Durham Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, February 17, 2007

Charles J. Callemyn

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

Officer Callemyn lost control of his vehicle on Holloway Street and struck the underpass of North Carolina Highway 70 at approximately 3 am.

Officer Callemyn had served with the Durham Police Department for 2 years and had previously served with the Duke University Police Department for 6 years. He was a US Marine Corps veteran and the US Army Reserves veteran of the War on Terror. He is survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 9881

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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That time of year again when so many reflect on you. It is difficult to write on the date you died, so I try to skip a few days away from that day. It is strange how I feel so close to you during the few days around Feb 7th....sometime I reach for the phone to call you and it breaks my heart that you are no longer phone-able. I think of how our whole little family changed that day. We have not been the same, nor did we ever expect to be. Those little boys are now men; and Catherine is growing into a beautiful teenager; and Ashlynn so full of energy...I know you would have been their most favorite uncle....who else would take then sledding down long hills, and picked them up and run up and down the yard while they squealed for you to stop!
Jamie helps us all get from point to point and Jody hangs in there with all these women to deal with! I know Jamie misses you -- it must be just as odd for her to not have a earthly brother as it is for me not having an earthly son. She might have a few words for you after she has to take care of me at some point which I hope far into the future!

I just miss you; I miss Jamie, you and me together.

I read that Missing someone is your heart's way of reminding you that you love them.

John 16:22 So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

Love you my son!

Cathy Callemyn Carter

February 11, 2018

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