Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Charles Oddo

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, February 17, 1996

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Reflections for Police Officer Charles Oddo

Rest In Peace Officer Oddo. I was with my family last night heading home and I never used that entrance to enter the highway before. I saw your name and wanted to know who you are. Thank you for giving your life to NYC and the citizens of this city. A lot of people are forgotten about and I am happy that I was able to see your name and leave some words on your memorial page. Thank you!

P.O. Eccles
PAPD

July 14, 2019

Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

February 17, 2019

To my best friend as we come up on 23 years . I will always remember you and everything we did together. You will always be my Angel in the sky.

Joseph Cirillo

February 15, 2019

Officer Oddo,
On today, the 21st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 17, 2017

Never forgotten brother and always in our hearts!!

Tina Swanno/Thomas Morris
NYPD / NCPD ( both retired)

February 18, 2016

There is no excuse for drinking and driving other than a selfless reflection of an errant personality bathed in a feel sorry for me weakness.
My condolences for Officer Charles Oddo's family, they are the one's who will suffer for a very long time where in my mind, Officer Oddo, has of his passing, immediately stepped into Paradise.
A waste of a life that didn't have to happen but does on too many occasions.

Fugitive Recovery Agent Robert M. Copley
Private

February 17, 2016

It was my honor to research newspapers, magazines, online & books to find your ID CARD Photo. I found this photo in a 1997 NYPD MEDAL DAY BOOKLET about your heroic sacrifice. I felt it was necessary to have a photo on this website so that your family & friends can remember you. Rest Easy Hero! Always Remembered!

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

Charlie "floor boards" ...cannot believe its been 18 years. RIP brother....continue to keep a watchful eye on the highway patrol.

Police Officer Joseph Pisano, Retired
NYPD Highway Patrol

February 17, 2014

Charlie another year has past thanks for keeping us safe!!! Till we meet again Brother Tell Ex Chief Seeberger I said hi welcome him .

Ex-Chief Commack Fire-Sgt NYPD (ret)
Commack Fire NYPD

February 17, 2014

Another year has passed. Hard to believe its been 17 years. RIP Charlie

Renate

February 17, 2013

Charlies another year Wow -Your always in our Hearts and thoughts . God Bless you Thanks for keeping us safe.

Sergeant John Bicocchi NYPD ( Ret.)
NYPD -Commack Fire Department

February 16, 2013

17 YEARS HAS PASSED & IT STILL SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY. EACH DAY I REMEMBER THAT TRAGIC DAY ON THE BELT PARKWAY.I PASS THE LOCATION OFTEN AT 65TH STREET AND TAKE A LOOK AT THE SIGN THAT WAS PLACED IN MEMORY OF CHARLIE.
I WILL NEVER FORGET & YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS.

DET. CHRISTOPHER J. MULDOON
N.Y.P.D. RETIRED

February 16, 2013

THANKS FOR KEEPING US SAFE -Chuck

Sgt Johnn Bicocchi (Retired)
NYPD Retired EX Chief Commack Fire

February 22, 2012

Its been along time Charlie you are truly missed- Thanks for keeping us safe! Till we meet again. John

Johyn Bicocchi Ret Sgt. N.Y.P.D.
NYPD

February 28, 2011

Till we meet again Brother,

SERGEANT JOHN BICOCCHI (RET)
NYPD

April 18, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 18, 2010

You will always be missed and I will never forget all of the good times we had together. You were my only best friend.

joe cirillo
friend

March 2, 2009

CHARLIE, YOU ARE ALWAYS IN OUR PRAYERS.TILL WE MEET AGAIN

JOHN BICOCCHI
SGT. N.Y.P.D. RET / COMMACK FIRE

February 21, 2009

Rest in peace Officer Oddo. You are gone but not forgotten...

Seregeant Chris DiToro
NYPD

February 17, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 17, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Oddo and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

February 12, 2009

CHARLIE
ANOTHER YEAR IN HEAVEN
WE WILL NEVER FORGET
REST YOUR SOUL

JOHN BICOCCHI

SGT JOHN BICOCCHI (RET)
NYPD- COMMACK FIRE DEPARTMENT

February 18, 2008

Charlie, it's been twelve years, and you are still sorely missed by your brothers and sisters in both the NYPD and CFD. God bless, Brother.

p.o.steve myers
nypd/commack fire dept

February 17, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND SERVICE, YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE.

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 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
Sergeant
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

January 2, 2008

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