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Sergeant Charles Thomas Hammock

Augusta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 18, 1990

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Reflections for Sergeant Charles Thomas Hammock

Sgt. Hammock,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of Augusta. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 18, 2020

Rest easy brother

Judge /retired Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

December 18, 2018

My dear friend you are in my thoughts. Know that you will always be remembered.

A.R.Pitcock
A.P.D.

December 18, 2018

Always remember!!

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

December 18, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 3, 2017

Tommy, still think about you man

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

December 19, 2016

You shall never be forgotten no matter how many years have passed by your brothers and sisters in law enforcement will always remember you and honor you for your sacrifice.

Major JP Morgan
RCSO Retired

July 22, 2016

My supervisors were Lt. Trout (street LT), Lt. Jones (HQ LT) and Sgt. Hammock on D Detail. I still remember the pranks we (J. Padgett) played on them to this day and the fun times we had. They are both in my thoughts 30 years later. I am still in LE (part-time) due to their guidance and leadership early in my career. I have begun teaching CJ in California and still live by and teach the lessons they taught me way back then. Never forget!

Dr. Ryan Getty
Augusta PD #131

January 20, 2015

My father is retired A.P.D Lt Lewis Trout, who worked many years with officers listed in these pages. As the son of a 20+ year officer, I knew each of the officers by name and spent much time at the old PD as well as the law enforcement center when it was opened. From them I learned a great many things, and they will always have a place in my heart.

Never forgotten !!!!!

Michael Lewis Trout
Son of retired A.P.D Officer Lt Lewis Trout

October 11, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Hammock. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 24, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twenty-first 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 who was murdered in the 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know that both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 18, 2011

Thank You for all the continued reflections about my Dad. He truly loved his job and his community. It is so hard to believe that it has been nearly 21 years.
But again...thank you to all of you. What a blessing it is to have such a wonderful extended family.
God Bless You All!

Michelle (Hammock) Fishburn
Daughter of Sgt. Hammock

October 29, 2011

My Daddy, who also worked for the APD for 14 years, died of cancer in 1972. He and my Dad were very good friends for a long time. I feel a deep kinship with these people. My heart breaks when I hear of ANY news like this, especially close to home. It's like my own family when I hear of these things.

daughter of a dear friend of Sgt Hammock
a loving friend

June 3, 2011

After leaving a post on a fallen hero in my town of Newington, CT, I wanted to see if there was any heros who died on the day that I was born. Sure enough, I found this sight. I was born on Dec 18, 1990, and am currently in college to become a police officer. Thank you Sgt Hammock for all that you did for the State of Georgia. You will always be remembered by many, for you are a hero to all.

Explorer Holly McCarthy
Wethersfield Police Explorer Post 159

February 10, 2011

Thinking of you on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 18, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 10, 2007

"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

October 10, 2007

"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

October 8, 2007

Sergeant Hammock

On this the anniversary of your leaving us in the physical sense we pay tribute to your spirit. Tonight the Evening Watch of the Henry County Georgia Police Department’s North Precinct will hit the street in your honor. Please watch over us as we continue your fine work.

For the entire shift,
Sergeant V.T. Rosen

Sergeant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

December 18, 2006

Heroes and the sacrifices they make are never forgotten. Sgt. Hammock, you are a true hero and you are not forgotten.

SPO
Salem, Va

December 18, 2006

SGT HAMMOCK,
I HOPE YOUR DAUGHTER REMEBERS HER FATHER THE HERO. YOU LIVED A HERO. THANK-YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE SIR.

DISPATCHER9520
SAUK COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPT

December 18, 2005

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. It is deeply appreciated.

Anonymous

December 18, 2004

I worked with the Sgt. for many years.

sgt. vince alewine
waynesboro p.d.

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