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Deputy Sheriff Charles Leroy Wilkerson

Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, January 19, 1974

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Charles Leroy Wilkerson

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Wilkerson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 17, 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

Deputy Sheriff Wilkerson,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the USN-especially during WW II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

January 19, 2014

Continue to rest in peace Deputy Wilkerson, we will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us.

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

January 19, 2013

Rest in Peace, Deputy Wilkerson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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 miss you for I know the pain and pride are forever. Your family is 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 19, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Deputy Wilkerson, we will never forget the sacrifice you made for all of us.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW O8/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


January 19, 2012

Charles Was A Member Of The Navy Blue Angels, While serving his country/ After He Retired He Served his County as a Deputy ECSD.
I often rode with Charley as he patroled the County as his 37.
County was always short on Deputy, with sometimes 3-5 to cover the Escambia County.
Charley inspired me to become a Deputy after I retired from the Navy.
We both served our country in the Navy & ECSD.
Charley was not a Mean person, He loved Life & Helping People.
God Bless him and all those that serve.
Never be forgotten by those that knew him, and those he came into contac with.

Deputy James M Taylor ECSD
Retired U S Navy/ECSD/ Shipmate Deputy

September 23, 2011

Daddy still misses you and talks about you rarely 'cause it still hurts him that he couldn't get there fast enough the night you died. He retired from ECSD, you didn't. He's never forgiven himself for taking his time on a routine call to be your backup....I know you didn't blame him and neither did anyone else. Who knew? It was 1974 and things were so innocent more. I think of you often and miss you. Rest in peace, Uncle Charlie.

Beth Vandenberg

May 31, 2011

We will never forget the heroes who have given their all, and you sir are one of them. Continue to rest in peace.

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


January 19, 2011

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year I was hired. While it's been a long time, I'm sure those you left behind and served with disctinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thanks for your service and for looking out for us you left behind. Rest in peace Deputy Wilkerson.

Sgt. Robert Mau, Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 2008



January 11, 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

October 2, 2007

I was only a kid the night you were murdered,But i heard it on the scanner and it still seems like last night. May you rest in peace brother Wilkerson.

senior deputy gavin price (retired)
escambia co s/o

January 31, 2007

Rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

January 15, 2004

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