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Patrolman Charles Smith

Ardmore Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, September 27, 1915

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Reflections for Patrolman Charles Smith

No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

September 27, 2020

Lest We Forget!

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake OH PD

September 16, 2018

Rest In Peace

Chief Marshal Randy L. Ford (ret)
Green Mt Falls, CO

September 27, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. I am privileged to pay tribute to you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 98th anniversary year of your death. What a terrible tragedy befell you and the townspeople also killed.

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.

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

August 7, 2013

For Fellow Historians:

Back in the 1890's, Ardmore was nearly completely destroyed by fire. Much of the restoration was due to the discovery of oil. Ironically, oil and its byproducts also led to the great destruction that killed Patrolman Smith, and at least forty-nine other people.

Patrolman Smith may You Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

September 27, 2007

You will never be forgotten by your fellow officers god speed brother.

Sgt George Elisee Ret

February 20, 2007



October 12, 2005

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