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Patrol Officer Timothy Wayne Whittington

Charlotte Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, July 16, 1985

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Timothy Wayne Whittington

Officer Timothy Wayne Whittington will always be remembered. RIP sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

August 18, 2022

As I opened my garage door this morning and was greeted by a blast of hot, humid July air, I inexplicably thought of you and recalled "it was about this time of year" we lost you. I pulled you up on ODMP this evening and was somewhat taken aback upon seeing that in fact, today IS the very anniversary of your murder. I never met you but I have always seemed to remember you and that night/early morning. I too was working the night shift, albeit several counties from Mecklenburg, and I remember getting home and checking the news before going to bed, and seeing that they had already captured your killer. If I recall it was shortly after sunrise and there was a news crew on scene filming and though they didn't have video of the capture itself, they were recording audio of your killer hollering something as he was being arrested. I think it was in a wooded area, almost what I would call "a thicket", from the video showing the area. Time has fogged much of my recollection of that time, but it's funny how "feeling" that blast of July air this morning triggered my memory of that day. I appreciate the postings of those that knew you and/or were involved in your incident, particularly the posting of Patrolman A. P. Molatch. It helped piece together a lot of information from that night that I have always wondered about. Again, I never knew you, but through-out my career I expect in the recesses of my mind, you were with me the thousands of times I made "contact" with a suspect walking down a street - as evidenced by how the sudden rush of heat I experienced this morning triggered my recollection of you, and this fateful date, from 1985. Thank you for your service and know that after 37 years - 37 years for which you were cheated out of life and your family, friends and our profession were cheated out of having you here - you are still remembered and missed.

NC Officer

July 16, 2022

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 16, 2020

35 years ago today. You are remembered. May God grant peace and comfort to those who mourn your absence. Thank you for your courage and sacrifice.

Former CPD Officer

July 16, 2020

You are not forgotten Timothy Whittington. Thank you for your service.

North Carolina Officer

July 16, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Whittington.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 15, 2019

Proudly mailed my NO PAROLE letter on behalf of HERO Officer Timothy Wayne Whittington. Thank You for your service and sacrifice! You are not forgotten!

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

April 4, 2019

This young officer went to work every day for three years and put his life on the line every time in order protect all of us. I think we owe it to Tim and to ourselves, to stand by him now and to continue to protect ourselves by keeping this murder in prison.

kevin Pierce
CMPD Retired and co-worker

April 2, 2019

Just sent out my no parole letter for you brother, may you rest in peace and know that you are never forgotten.

Stephen Kincheloe
Former Deputy Sheriff
Ector County Sheriffs Office

April 2, 2019

Rest in peace Patrol Officer Whittington. You are a true humble and honest hero of Charlotte. My Aunt Lilly resided there for many years prior to her passing in September of 2000.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 16, 2018

Remembering your service and sacrifice today-33 years ago! We have not forgotten....

Major Mike Smathers
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

July 16, 2018

Proudly mailed my No Parole letter, on behalf of Officer Whittington. Thank You for your service and sacrifice. You are not forgotten! God Bless You All.

Supporter of Law Enforcement
Wife of Corrections Deputy

April 17, 2018

Proud to send my No Parole letter today. You have not been forgotten sir, thank you for your service. God bless the family, friends, and former co-workers of Officer Whinttington during this time of re-opening a never healing wound.

Deputy Donnie Meaders
Seminole County (OK) S.O.

May 30, 2017



May 25, 2017

My letter went out yesterday. Many thanks for your service to our country. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

August 3, 2016

Proud to send my No Parole letter. Rest in peace brother, you have not been forgotten.

Snr. Ptlmn Donnie Meaders (Retired)
Wewoka, OK Police Department

July 30, 2016

I never knew you, but I have read your story. Your life and sacrifice has touched so many. Years ago, I wrote a song called "Love Goes On". The chorus speaks of your action of bravery. "The sacrifices that we make, say a lot about who we are. What we give to others, unselfishly, can never be too hard. Because in life, love goes on."
The last verse is about Jesus Christ 's ultimate sacrifice. I am with a glad heart, knowing that you are, indeed, in the presence of God. That you no longer have to see what this world has become. You a better place. I am sure I will meet you in Heaven. I will be proud to shake the hand of a truly brave and rare soul. God bless you!

Diane Humes

July 29, 2016

Remembering you and your sacrifice on this day so many years ago-I came after you but we all serve to honor the memory and work of those that came before...thank you for your service

Major Mike Smathers
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

July 16, 2016

I never worked with Tim but remember well the night he was killed. I was a K-9 Handler who responded to search for the suspect. The shooter was seen by a back-up officer running from the scene into a heavily wooded area. My dog "Grits" followed a track through the woods to a parking lot unsuccessfully. We then started over doing an open-seek to determine if he had doubled-back. Several minutes into the open search, we located the suspect. I held him at gunpoint, and radioed officers on the perimeter to take the suspect into custody. The stolen handgun was discovered on the ground beside him. Though I never met Tim, I will never forget him.

Capt. Dickson Skipper
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police

July 17, 2015

I retired before this happen, but knew officer whittington

darrell young
cmpd investigator

July 16, 2015

Proud to send my No Parole letter today. Rest in peace sister, we still stand with you. God bless the family, friends, and former co-workers of Officer Whittington during this time of re-opening a still painful wound. Prayers this murderer stays behind bars for life.

Sr. Ptlmn (Retired) Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

May 7, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 16, 2010

Hey big brother. We miss you down here. I find peace in knowing that you and Mom are together. Take care of her. We did the best we could for her but she was in so much pain. I have peace in knowing that you and her are in heaven and are no longer in pain and are with Jesus. Keep watch out over us. I love you.

Debra Ann

January 27, 2009



January 12, 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
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 26, 2007

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