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Officer Charles H. Sorenson

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, March 15, 1963

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Reflections for Officer Charles H. Sorenson

Just drove by Charles H: Sorensons memorial sign on the freeway in Rio Vista and decided to look up his name. Would like to tell you how sorry we are for the loss if your Son, husband, and how sorry we are for the sentence they received, It was senseless and they should have spent their whole lives in prison, so sorry again for your loss


July 7, 2023

Officer Sorenson,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

March 15, 2023

I was a Sacramento Squad car officer when Sorensen radioed he was in pursuit. I was N/B on 99 south of Sacramento and moving. Sorenson's unit went past me headed south flashing lights with siren at full play. It took me a full 5 minutes to reach an overpass and head south in support. I was copying radio from both Sorensen and CHP radio and I pushed my worn out unit to its maximum. The pursuit turned west headed into area I had never patrolled before. House movers suddenly got between me and Sorensen now miles ahead. The house on wheels must have entered the rural road right after Sorensen passed. It's width spanned fence to fence. I was stopped and began backing up. I also copied that another Sacto officer had joined the pursuit as well as well a the sheriff's department. Fifteen minutes later one of the officers called in the death of Charles. I then heard that a road clock killed a deputy beside his blockade. It was a bad day that might have included me in some way.

TO, Jack Morris

March 16, 2019

I was born on March 3rd 1963 in Californa.

I ''REALLY' appreciate those 'good guys' who came before Me, RIP Sir


October 5, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 55th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 15, 2018

The killer's sentence was commuted to life due to Furman. I am not sure what happened to him.


August 12, 2016

Charles, your wife is sponsoring me in the Police Unity Tour this year, May 2016. My parents were very close to you and wife and I feel honored she will be sponsoring me. Chuck, you died a hero, and will always be remembered.

Ofc Alan Zambonin #2528
Fremont Police

March 7, 2016

I pass your memorial daily on hwy 138 and look to the horizon on my way to work at Loma Linda. And I REALLY FEEL YOUR SPIRIT although never knowing you I feel attached due to our son becoming a CHP officer last year perhaps... I AM GAINING COMFORT by realizing that you are truly honored and were loved and most importanly dedicated to serving others and will always have our gratitude. 05/26/2014


May 26, 2014

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 15, 2010

Rest in Peace, Officer Sorenson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

In reading the memorial page, there were several circumstances identical to my son's death.

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

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 15, 2009

My mother was dispatcher that night for Solono County Sherriff her name is Paulann Paul or she also goes by Jackie Paul

No Rank my name is Jeff Paul

July 2, 2008



March 16, 2008

gone but not forgotten

January 22, 2008

Officer Sorenson, I honor you. Thank you for protecting all of us. With brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.) ATF
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

July 16, 2004

Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. No officer who gives his/her life for us need ever be forgotton. You died a hero; rest in peace.


Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

March 24, 2004

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