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Patrolman Charles B. Walsh

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, June 13, 1925

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Reflections for Patrolman Charles B. Walsh

Remembering and honoring our fallen Grandfather on the anniversary of his death even after all these years. Serve and Protect still has meaning.

Tom Kane
Grandson

June 13, 2019

Sgt. Galvan --

Thanks to you and your Department for remembering and honoring my Grandfather.

Tom Kane
Patrolman Charles Walsh's Grandson

January 1, 2019

Officer Walsh'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

Thanks for your thoughts. In a civilized society there are some transgressions, like the murder of two public servants who lost their lives protecting the citizens of Chicago, that should not be forgotten with the passage of time. The words Serve and Protect have real meaning.

Tom Kane
Grandson to Patrolman Charles B. Walsh

April 23, 2018

My grandfather (Detective William Sweeney) was the officer who returned fire killing Mike “The Devil” Genna and arresting the hit men (murdering savages) Scalise and Anselmi whom Capone would later kill with a baseball bat at a black tie dinner. A Hollywood version of this killing is in the movie “The Untouchables”.

RIP officers Walsh and Olson! My grandfather was bribed ($25,000) and when this was refused his apartment bombed but he testified nonetheless in order to see justice for these two fallen officers but Capone’s bribing of the jurists allowed the killers to go free.

Detective William Sweeney’s grandson
Grandson to Detective William Sweeney

March 11, 2018

It's been 91 years since you were taken from our family. You are not forgotten, even by those who never had the honor of meeting you. I wonder what you would have been like to interact with, what your voice sounded like, and what were your favorite things. I wonder who your children would have been like had you not be taken away from them so young. But I do not wonder about your convictions and your courage, or your dedication and sense of duty. May we all live up to those standards. I thank all those who take a moment to reflect on your life, as well as the lives of all fallen officers. The kindness and admiration for their dedication aids those whose grief knows no end.

KW
Granddaughter

June 26, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 15, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary year 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 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 19, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Walsh. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Although it has been 86 years since you ultimate sacrifice, the CPD will not allow you or your partner to be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes
Chicago

June 14, 2011

I echo my sister's comments and appreciate the expressions of sympathy extended by the others who have taken the time and effort to remember those who have fallen in the line of duty.

TJK

June 25, 2008

Patrolman Walsh,
On today, the 83rd anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the USN. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

June 13, 2008

It grieves me that I was never able to meet or know my grandfather and also that his killers were never brought to justice. But I am proud of his courage in the face of danger and that he was obviously not one of the many officers being bought off by the gangsters. I am comforted by the fact that he played a part in helping to end the rampant violence of those times.

Kathy Howe
Granddaughter

March 26, 2007

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. YOU SERVED WELL.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S..C

January 22, 2005

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