Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Charles H. Skelly

St. Joseph Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, December 14, 1929

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Reflections for Patrolman Charles H. Skelly

Rest in peace.


December 14, 2022

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July 7, 2019

Officer Skalay's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 12-29-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

December 29, 2018

Thank you for your service. You are in my prayers today.

Lieutenant Lee Ann Self
Birmingham Police Department (AL), Retired

December 14, 2014

I salute you sir for your courage and ultimate sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR Police Department

December 14, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 14, 2011



June 19, 2010

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 8, 2007

I didn't know about Patrolman Charles Skelly's death until I saw a documentary mentioning Killer Burke and his murder of a St. Joseph, Michigan patrolman, Charles Skelly. He did a brave thing, tenaciously hanging to the running boards of the car, just trying to do his duty. I'll remember him always.

L. Croo

Les Croo
Retired, Mich. Dept. of Corrections

March 25, 2007

A very brave and selfless man--- we won't ever forget his sacrifice.

November 12, 2004

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