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Officer Charles A. Thompson, III

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, January 8, 1979

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Reflections for Officer Charles A. Thompson, III

Rest in peace Officer Thompson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 8, 2020

Officer Thompson,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officers who were also killed in that crash for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jacksonville. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 8, 2019

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

Continue to rest in peace Officer Thompson, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and your sir are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

January 8, 2013

I was almost 16 years old when you passed away. My family lived a few houses down and we always looked forward to you "buzzing" the house in the helicopter. It always made us laugh, knowing it was your way of saying hi to us and Belinda and chuck and to irritate some of the others on the street who did not share "our" sense of humor. I have always thought of you as one of my Dad's best friends. It has been over 30 years and Dad still tells his "Chattahoochee Charlie" stories as if they happened yesterday. You touched my family's life and have remained a enduring part of it due to your friendship, loyalty, humor and love for your family ever since. Dad still talks to your Mom around the corner and still enjoys telling me your shared "war stories." As he still says to this day, Charlie's a legend! You were/are a big part of our life and I am so thankful for all you have meant to my family. You have remained the bigger than life guy that you were to an impressionable teen who actually listened to your warnings and advice. I might have touched the line but didn't cross it. I thank you for your service and remain forever grateful. I know you were right there to welcome my Mom to "the block" this past Sept. You always made her smile. I honor you every Police Memorial Day at JSO. Dad may have worn a suit w/ his badge but you wore the UNIFORM and YOU were always the "the real police" to me.

Laura Hulcher Bottin
Friend and Neighbor following yours and Dad's example

April 24, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd 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.

Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for aolace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.


Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 8, 2012

Remembering the HEROES who gave their all and the familes left behind... God bless.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Anonymous

January 8, 2011

Mr. Thompson,
I never had the honor of knowing you but I have been friends with your son "Chuck" since 1984. We went through high school together and grew up in a small town like we were brothers. Chuck showed me lots pictures of you and had many displayed in his bedroom. From your days in Vietnam to, J.S.O. to your enduro racing days. Chuck always talked about you with love and pride.
I know you have watched over him and Ms.Belinda all these years.
You have been gone for over 30 years now and Chuck is about to turn 39. I know you are proud of the man he is today.
Each May when I attend the Law Enforcemaent Memorial in Tallahassee I always stop by the Memorial Wall and reflect on your name and the sacrifice you made. You are not forgotten.

K-9 Officer John Phillips
FL. Office of Agriculture Law Enforcement

January 22, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 2, 2008

The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 13, 2007

Officer Thompson, many many years ago, I rode with you as a civilan observer (OLD ZONE #4) several times. Shortly after, you and two other Officers where killed in a plane crash. I have been with the JSO for 25 years. I appreciate your dedication, serving the citizens of Jacksonville and the State Of Florida.

Officer D.L. DAVIS #6049
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

September 15, 2007

Officer Thompson,
On this the 26th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Jacksonville.
R.I.P.
Anonymous

January 8, 2005

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