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Patrolman Christopher Argentinis

Wareham Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, December 11, 1999

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Reflections for Patrolman Christopher Argentinis

Patrolman Argentinis,
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 Wareham. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 11, 2019

Rest In Peace. We've got your six brother.

Patrolman Calib LaRue
Wareham Police Department

April 13, 2017

Thank you for your service, Rest In Peace and protect from above.

BSUPD, MA Assistant Chief, Matthew T. Ru
Bridgewater State University Police Department

March 23, 2017

17 years later and the pain hasn't subsided! Miss you everyday bro! You took me under your wing and taught me so much! I'm a better person, police officer, Husband, son and father! I know your proud of the great young men Darius and Nik have become!! Thank you for your wisdom and guidance and being the best friend and older brother I could ask for! As always I refuse to say good bye but instead I'll be seeing you!!

Sergeant Jeffrey Tripp
Marion PD, Brother in blue

December 12, 2016

It was 15 years ago this week when i (and my colleagues) led our students from school, in a silent procession to the Wareham Police Memorial, to lay a memorial wreath in Officer Argentinis' memory. I will never forget the emotional impact of seeing the respectful solemnity of our 12 year old students during this tribute. It was a lesson (in appreciation of the sacrifice and commitment of our law enforcement personnel) that they will never forget!

Dave Lipof
WMS Grade 7 Teacher (Retired)

December 25, 2014

We miss you and love you as much now as we did when you left us 15 years ago. You are with us especially this December week . There is so much we would like to tell you. You would be so proud of Darius and Nik.
All my love,

Beth Anderson Godfrey

December 16, 2014

I think of you often to ask you things I know only you would have answers for. Rest in peace cousin. You are loved and missed forever.


December 14, 2014

You are remembered.

Paramedic Darius Argentinis
Son; Wareham Emergency Medical Services

December 11, 2014

Chris you were a great man and great cop and I can't believe that its been this long since you have been gone god rest your soul and I know that your watching over all of your fellow officers R.I.P CHRIS

Juli lapine

December 11, 2013

I have only ever heard great things about your parents and the 200 Club. It wasn't until tonight when I met them in person after responding to an alarm call that I realized what kind and generous people they are. They shared a few stories about your years on patrol and I can only imagine you were just as selfless and generous as they are. Rest in peace brother.

Officer J. Edwards
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department
Savannah, Georgia

October 9, 2013

Patrolman Argentinis,
Sir, it has been 13 years since your End of Watch but you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wareham. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 12, 2012

Let me start of by telling you all how sorry we are for your loss. We bought the house on that corner in 2007. Over the years we knew there was a dark cloud around here so we searched for answers. Today I came across this tragedy and all the pieces fell right into place. We want you to know his spirt is here with us, taking care of us. He likes to make the train signal arms go off for no reason in the middle of the night, set off our car alarms, and even on occassion tickle the kids. We enjoy his company, and we hope you enjoy knowing he is happy and doing what it seems like he did best......taking care of people, us.

Take Care,

The Kelley Family

Stephanie and Rob Kelley
stranger who now lives on that corner

October 20, 2011

It was so wonderful to come across this reflection page for Chris. He is still in my thoughts so often. It is so nice to read such wonderful words of praise. He was not only an amazing Patrolman, but a wonderful cousin. I see him in his boys every time they laugh.

Cory Brunner

July 3, 2011

11 years ago tonight you were taken from us! You were in the prime of your life, loved by family and friends and feared by the criminal element!! Maureen, Beth, Darius and Nicholas were robbed of a husband, son and father!! I feel I was robbed of a big brother i never had!! Chris you took me under your wing and showed this young officer survival techniques!! I will Never forget that call on Ellis Ave, i'm alive today because of you!! As always I refuse to say goodbye, instead i'll be seeing you brother!!

Patrolman Jeff Tripp
Marion,Ma Police Dept

December 11, 2010

As I prepare for today's Police Memorial Service in Savannah Georgia, I cannot help but pause to thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. Even though I didn't have the pleasure of knowing you except through my good friend, your father Mr. Tak Argentinis, I am certain that you brought honor not only to the badge, but also to your family, friends, and those you served.

God Bless you Chris. I

Major Mark Gerbino
Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department

May 12, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the tenth anniversary week 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 pray for solace for all those who love and miss you. Both the pain and pride are forever, and your music is still being heard. Your parents left beautiful reflections for you and I can only imagine what joy you brought to their lives.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 14, 2009

It's hard to believe ten years have pat since you were killed in the line of duty.
The time has gone by so fast, yet memoires still come to me. Your children, just little way back then, have grown to become such fine young men.

In your footsteps they do walk and it's you I see every time they talk.

They had such little time with the man called Dad, but within our hearts we must not be sad, for the gift of life that you gave is what lives on outside your grave.

Although we do not see you everyday your presence is here
always to stay.

Your Wife,

Maureen Argentinis

December 12, 2009

On behalf of the men and women of the Boston Police I say thank you for your service. You are not forgotten by your family, friends, co-workers and members of the thin blue line.

Ptlm Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

December 7, 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

February 18, 2008

Patrolman Argentinis,
On today, the 8th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wareham. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



December 11, 2007

Thinking of you today on the 8th anniversary of your EOW. TIme has not diminished your sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

December 11, 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 6, 2007

Chris, I can't believe it has been 8 years since you passed. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and miss you! When I came on the dept you took me under your wing, showed me how to be the best police officer I could be. Trained me in the martial arts so I could better protect myself and my fellow officers. I will never forget that you saved my life that night on Ellis Ave! You were the big brother I never had! You were taken from us way to soon, but I guess your mission was complete. I refuse to say good bye, I say, " I'll be seeing you!"

Jeff Tripp
Marion Police Dept

April 4, 2007

I was only three and can not remember much but I do know that you were a great person.I miss you. A lot has happend since you left but every night I think of how great you are and how good of a father, trupet player, son and husban you must have been.

Nik Argentinis
son (who was 3 when he died but is now 10)

February 13, 2007

Patrolman Argentinis, today marks the 7th anniversary of your tragic death. I know if that trooper could go back in time and change things, he would. It was a very sad accident.

Your dedication is to be admired and I know your family is proud of you and though in these past seven years you have not been physically there, you have nonetheless been with them every day since the day you passed away.

God Bless you and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

December 12, 2006

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