Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Charles V. Vogel, Jr.

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, January 24, 1980

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Reflections for Trooper Charles V. Vogel, Jr.

Your service and sacrifice will always be remembered, on this day and everyday.

Larry R. Bowman
Trooper, OSHP, Retired
MSgt, USMC, Retired

January 24, 2022

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Trooper Charles V. Vogel, Jr. of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 58 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 24, 2022

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Trooper Charles V. Vogel, Jr. of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 52 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

January 24, 2021

Trooper Vogel,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Ohio. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 24, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Trooper Charles V. Vogel, Jr. of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 53 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 24, 2018

"Chuck" , we will soon be dedicating part of Interstate 70 to you and your ultimate sacrifice in protecting the citizens and travelors of the State of Ohio. There are many people who helped make this happen, but most importantly one of your co-workers from back then, Trooper Ray Scharf. Thank you Mr. Scharf.

Lieutenant Brian Aller
Springfield Post Commander OSHP

November 13, 2014

Today, 34 years after your sacrifice, “A” Shift honors Trooper Vogel by dedicating our watch to him. God bless you, R.I.P. brother.

Sgt. Jason Slaughter
Radford City Police Department

January 24, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever, I hold your family in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

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

January 25, 2012

Trooper Vogel,
On today, the 32nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Ohio. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

January 24, 2012

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

May 18, 2010

If any memories of this officer could possibly be shared, that would be appreciated.

Anonymous

June 16, 2009

Thank you, Blue Angel. Rest well.

Anonymous

September 23, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 21, 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

January 8, 2008

I attended the Ohio State Highway Patrol's memorial service for the first time this past May and was moved by the dedication the Patrol has for remembering it's fallen officers. I was also greatly moved by the number of family members who come back year after year to honor their loved ones...some who have died over 50 years ago.

My boyfriend is a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. I have always been proud of his job and his affiliation with the Patrol, but am even more so after attending the service. People always use the "words" "you will never be forgotten. The family of OSHP live by those words.

Becky Muncy, widow of Sgt. Marc Muncy
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Franklin County

September 21, 2007

Dear Trooper Vogel,

I am the daughter of a retired trooper who was assigned to the Springfield post at the time of your death. I was very young then, and I did not grasp the concept of what had happened to you. Now as an adult I am married to a law enforcement officer, and have again had my life touched by the death of a young LEO. The difference is this time I fully understand the sacrifice that was made. I just wanted to let you, your family, and your friends know that you sacrifice will never be forgotten. Thank you and rest in peace.

LEO Wife

August 9, 2005

Trooper Vogel,

Although I didnt know you personally, please know that you are not forgotten. The Patrol just recently had a poster printed with your picture on it and it hangs in our lobby at Post 65. It has pictures of all OSHP Troopers who gave their lives to the patrol.

Thank you for giving your all to us.

Heather
OSHP

July 14, 2005

On behalf of those who continue on in your memory, may you rest in peace Trooper. You are not forgotten.

Senior Trooper
Virginia State Police

January 24, 2005

rest in peace trooper

May 6, 2004

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