Police Officer Charles Roger Kondek, Jr

Police Officer Charles Roger Kondek, Jr

Tarpon Springs Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, December 21, 2014

Charles Roger Kondek, Jr

Police Officer Charlie Kondek was shot and killed while responding to a noise complaint call at 199 Grand Boulevard.

Residents of an apartment complex had called police because a man who had been knocking on apartment doors at approximately 2:00 am. When Officer Kondek arrived at the scene he was shot by the subject. The subject, who had recently been released from prison on parole, then drove over Officer Kondek as he fled the scene.

The subject was arrested a short distance away after crashing into a utility pole and parked car. He plead guilty to first degree murder.

Officer Kondek had served with the Tarpon Springs Police Department for 17 years and had previously served with the New York City Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 285

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Plead guilty to murder

noise complaint

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To my husband who was always my hero, the kids and I miss you more each day. Those who truly loved you have NEVER left our side. Your brothers and sisters in BLUE and the community have held us up and continue to hold us every day. I'm so grateful for them and will never forget who stood with us on this broken journey.

Time has raced by but the pain of not seeing you, hugging you, and hearing you laugh gets harder each day. I miss our talks, I miss how much fun we had, I miss seeing you hug our children and hearing you tell me how happy you were.

As your widow, I'm doing my best to raise our children but it kills me to see them hurt so much. We struggle so much Charlie. I promise to hug the kids extra tight for you, just as you did every single day of their lives. They are the closest thing I have left of you and I can't imagine life without them in it. I know how much you adored them and how proud you were to be their father. You were our world and I'm so happy you knew that.

Thank you for choosing me and giving me the best part of your life. Thank you for making the kids and I your entire world. We are so broken but at peace knowing we made every day with you count. I'll remember what you always told me... "It's just you and me mama"

Until I see you again.

I love you Charlie.

Teresa Kondek,
Proud widow of Officer Charles Kondek, Jr.

Teresa Kondek
Proud widow & mother of Holly, Charles, Andrew, Brandon, Aleena Kondek

January 25, 2018

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