Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Policeman Charles P. Williams

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, January 13, 1923

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Reflections for Policeman Charles P. Williams

On this actual anniversary of your heroic and untimely death Iā€™d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your law enforcement brethren will always remember your heroism and sacrifice.

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

January 13, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 17, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 95th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 13, 2018

On this, the 93rd Anniversary of your sacrifice, you are remembered, because: "Heroes Never Die". Rest in Peace.

Chief John Thomas
USC Dept of Public Safety and LAPD (retired)

January 13, 2016

Rest in Peace, Policeman Williams. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

Officer Williams, Thank you for your service, rest in peace,we'll take it from here.


September 28, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th 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.

I am glad that the community you served recently memorialized and honored your sacrifice.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 13, 2010

On the 87th Anniversary of your sacrifice, your legacy continues with the City of Los Angeles' dedication of the intersection at 6th St. & Central Avenue as the "Officer Charles P. Williams Square". Those of us that Protect and Serve, have done so in the past and will do so in the future, salute you and the many other men and women that paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep America's streets safe.

Assistant Chief John Thomas (LAPD ret.)
Univrsity of Southern California Department of Public Safety

January 13, 2010

For more than 20 years, Oscar Joel Bryant (RIP Devil Dawg) was thought to be the First Black LAPD Officer to be killed in the Line - of - Duty. However, one of my classmates (Lapd Lieutenant John Thomas) discovered that the above Officer was actually the first. Because the Los Angeles newspapers refused to carry a photograph of a Black Officer, a photograph of a White Officer with the same name was carried in the newspapers leading to the confusion.....

Michael B. Parlor

June 27, 2009

You are not forgotten sir. Thank you for your service. May the Lord be with you and those you left behind...


January 12, 2009

Officer Williams was the first of two officers shot and killed during that January.

We are the LAPD ! We do not leave any Men or Women behind, and we do not forget any LAPD Brother or Sister, who may have fallen in the line ā€“ of ā€“ duty.

Officer Williams, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace

Maj M. B. Parlor

January 22, 2008



January 4, 2008

Classmate: ( You know who you are ), TYVM for seting the historical record straight, and for keeping alive the memory of those who came before us ! Semper Fi, M.B.P.

Maj M. B. Parlor

August 22, 2006

Your unknown sacrifice truly embodies the spirit of all that wear or wore the badge or shield in pursuit of "Protecting and Serving" the American people throughout the years, quietly, valiantly and always with dignity. You are a true American now belong to the ages.

Deputy Chief (Ret. LAPD Lt.) John Thomas
University of the District of Columbia, Dept. of Public Safety

March 23, 2006

Officer Williams -

We mourn your loss and regret that history kept your full story from us for so long.

Thanks to Lt. John Thomas for discovering your story and making us all aware of the significance of your sacrifice on behalf of our City.

May God grant you eternal rest.

Sgt. K. Moreland

December 15, 2005

Thank you for pioneering the way for many others such as yourself who were/are willing to make a difference and this world a better place.

Don't grieve for me for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found a peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you all the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I've savored so much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
for God wanted me now, He set me free.

Semper Fidelis....(Always Faithful)

December 1, 2004

Officer Williams you were "Holding the thin blue line" before it was called that. Thank you. You are remembered "Fallen Hero".

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

August 25, 2004

Thank you for your sacrifice Officer Williams. Because of good people like yourself, you ahve made this world a safer place. You may be gone, but you are not forgotten.

civilian / Daniel R Olivas

June 25, 2004

Officer Williams,

You died a hero... You are not forgotten... Rest in peace..

Retired Detective
Baltimore County Police

January 13, 2004

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