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Patrolman Christopher Argentinis

Wareham Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, December 11, 1999

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Fallen but NEVER forgotten.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

December 9, 2006

In 1979 I went to Abington High School. I played trumpet with Chris and he was truly amazing. I was in awe of his talent.
I never got to tell Chris " Hey buddy. I really look up to you" He inspired me. I was in classes with him and enjoyed his company in school and in jazz band.
We listened to a trumpeter named Bill Chase and always were blown away by his music.
I still listen to him and think of Chris 24 years later.
Thanks Chris for all the trumpet memories and for being my strongest peer through High School.
I know your up there and took over Gabriel's job as the best trumpeteer.
Ken Backlund

Tsgt Ken Backlund
U.S. Air Force Retired

October 8, 2006

On 07/05/05 RTG 42-05 remembered Officer Christopher Argentinis and dedicated our training day to him.

You are not forgotten.

Boston Police Academy RTG 42-05
BPD

November 21, 2005

The sun will rise
The sun will set
All of us will never forget
The days we laughed
The days we cried
Or the friends who with we gave chase

With danger lurking in the crowd
No one feared when you were around

A way of mind and strenght you showed us all

Never turning your back or coming when called

One day your here the next your gone Leaving behind a very sad song.

Press on we must for that was your way.
We must honor your life by living each day.

The sun will rise.
The sun will set.
All of us will never forget.

The days we laughed the days we cried.
Most of all when you left us behind.


Christopher Corner
Friend

May 11, 2005

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Today, December 11, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Patrolman Christopher Argentinis who died in the line of duty on this date four years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Patrolman Argentinis' sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

December 11, 2003

Looking Back



The fog is lifting!

My soul and heart feel pain

But not as before



I am socked!

When I look back

Time is slipping away

And yet there is a longing deep inside



I miss you!

I want you back

But I can’t have that

Memories will have to suffice



I cry!

For what could have been

Ourania (Renee) Argentinis
Chris' step mother

The world is less without you in it...less brave and good...less warm and caring.  But we are better because you were here. We love more and care more. You were the best of us. You will be with us in every walk along the canal, in every note of a trumpet, at every family gathering.  I will miss you and love you every day of my life.  You were the best of me. My Renaissance Man.

Beth Anderson
Chris's mother

The baby boy I used to bathe

Grew up to be a man

With roots astride the Plymouth Rock

And the Aegean sun.

A mother's dream

A father's pride

A champion athlete, scholar, artist

Husband, father, brother

Who put his life at risk each day

With one thought and no other

But help, protect, defend and fight

For safety of another.

Beautiful son you're never gone

You live within me this way

You're in my dreams, my thoughts,

My heart, on every single day.

The time will come when you and I

Will join again forever

And until them remember this

I won't forget you ever!!



Love,

Father

Panagiotis A. Argentinis
Chris' father

Rest easy, warrior. We continue the fight for you. May God bless and hold those you left behind and know that you are not forgotten and that you are a hero. Everyday that I, anyone, puts their uniform on you live.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

Chris,
Hard to belive you have been gone for almost 3 years, I miss you pal. Your memory will remain strong in my mind and those close to you! Just wanted to let you know we were thinking of you, I know you are with us daily. In closing as always I refuse to say goodbye, I'd rather say "I'll Be Seeing You"

Officer Jeff Tripp
Marion Police Dept

THE POLICEMAN’S LAST ROLE CALL

THE POLICEMAN STOOD AND FACED HIS GOD, WHICH MUST ALWAYS COME TO PASS. HE HOPED HIS SHOES WERE SHINING, JUST AS BRIGHTLY AS HIS BRASS. "STEP FORWARD NOW, POLICEMAN. HOW SHALL I DEAL WITH YOU? HAVE YOU ALWAYS TURNED THE OTHER CHEEK? TO MY CHURCH HAVE YOU BEEN TRUE?"

THE POLICEMAN SQUARED his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain’t. Because those of us who carry badges can’t always be a Saint. I’ve had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I’ve been violent because the streets are awfully tough. But I never took a penny that wasn’t mine to keep, though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just got to steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I’ve wept many unmanly tears. I know I don’t deserve a place among the people here, they never wanted me around except to calm their fear. If you’ve a place for me Lord, it needn’t be so grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you don’t, I’ll understand."


There was silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod. As the policeman waited quietly, for the judgement of his God. "Step forward now, policeman, you’ve borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven’s streets, you’ve done your time in hell."



Rest in peace brother

Rusty Redican
LAPD, formally Chelmsford Police Dept

Two years have passed since you were killed in the line of duty.

Two years have passed since I've seen your smile.

When I listen to music, it is the trumpet I hear; It is you that I see.

When I wake you're in my thoughts and when I sleep you're in my dreams.

I think I miss most the way you made me laugh for that was something not anyone could do.

Two years have passed since your children said "I love you Daddy."

Yet not more than two minutes pass when I don't often think of you and how it could have been.

But most of all I hope you know I was always, today and forever, So very proud of you.

Miss you Sweetie, Maureen.

Maureen Argentinis
Wife of Christopher Argentinis

Chris it has been almost two years since you passed on and not a day goes by that I don't think of you. It boggles my mind that you had to leave us! You were and still are a mentor to me, teaching me so much in the short 5 years I knew you. You are trully like an older brother to me, I owe you my life (That disturbance call on Ellis Ave.) I am still doing,"What it is in our nature to do" that will remain between us! The family is doing fine as I know you are watching. Until we meet again in the distant future, remember "There can be only one." So in closing I refuse to say good-bye but instead "I'll be seeing you."

Patrolman Jeffrey Tripp
Marion Police Department

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