Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Charles D. Potter

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, July 22, 1921

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Reflections for Patrolman Charles D. Potter

Patrolman Potter,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


United States Border Patrol

July 22, 2021

Rest In Peace … hero … I hope and pray that your daughter lived a full life and the family continues . God bless

Ret. Po ohara
Nypd mounted

July 22, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your heroic, selfless actions and sacrifice that day will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 22, 2020

RIP Sir.

Detective Dennis Pothos
Fort Lee, NJ Police Department

July 22, 2015

I just recently discovered the circumstances sorrounding Patrolman Potter's passing. I always knew it was a drowning as that's all the information i was given 15 years ago. That it involved his family i did not know and left me pondering much about who Charles D. Potter was. I was the last officer to wear his shield before voluntarily surrendering it at the Department's request. I did so, without hesitation. I was glad to find out the NYPD would be placing our shield on display at their museum,and in doing so giving Patrolman Charled D. Potter the honor that had been due to a fallen officer. At the same time i hope that i have honored Patrolman Potter's memory during my time in service, and by never tarnishing the shield(s).

P.O. Mejia,M

February 23, 2015

Patrolman Potter,
Sir, even though it has been 82 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


United States Border Patrol

August 9, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 92nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

How your family must have mourned your death, but every parent understands and admires your selflessness.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 15, 2013

A school, park or government entity ought to be name after yourself, it is the least we owe to heroes.

Traffic Officer Enriquez

October 22, 2010

As a LEO and a father to a beautiful daughter, I am honored to have learned about you and your selfless act of Heroism in saving your daughter's life.

S.F. Bay Area

October 15, 2010

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Potter and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

July 17, 2009

This man is a true hero and made the ultimate sacrifice to save his daughter. RIP

St. Louis, MO

March 4, 2009

Patrolman Potter,

You are a HERO! Thank you for your service and sacrifice.. Not only are you a HERO to your daughter but everyone who knew you...Rest in Peace Sir!

Sister of Officer John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

April 15, 2008

This one really touched me. It's a pitty that such a hero should have only 1 other reflection. You Sir were a true hero & a real father.

EWC John M. Mumper, USNR (Ret.)

July 22, 2007

You were a true hero on and off duty

Patrolman Patrick J Stesner Jr
Berkeley Twp. Police

July 22, 2004

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