Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Officer Charles Yodkins, Sr.

Farmington Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Friday, August 19, 1955

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Charles Yodkins, Sr.

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your heroic actions and sacrifice.

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

August 19, 2020

Gone but not Forgotten.

TFC Len Widener

August 19, 2017

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 58th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 27, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Yodkins. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 1, 2012

Officer Yodkins you are remembered for your dedication to duty and courage. The members of the Boston Police salute you. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

January 19, 2012

Officer Yodkins, thank you for your courage and bravery. As a police explorer in Farmington, I learned of your sacrifice. Every year we stood at the river's edge and honored you.

Look over us all now and keep us safe. Rest in peace sir.

Officer Jason Davis #208
Emory Police Department, Atlanta Ga.

February 25, 2006

Officer Yodkins,
On the 50th anniversary of your death the local newspapers and television stations covered ceremonies in which you were given the Farmington PD Medal of Honor for your heroic actions on that date in 1955. You truly displayed courage on that day as you rescued several people from floods and died while trying to rescue another family.
God bless you for I know you are at his side.

August 20, 2005

Officer Yodkins, you are not forgotten

August 19, 2005

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