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Deputy Sheriff Charles Floyd Trivitt

Hughes County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, February 21, 2000

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Charles Floyd Trivitt

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

February 21, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Trivitt,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hughes County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 21, 2020

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Thank you for you long and dedicated career in law enforcement and service to others.

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

February 21, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this day before the anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

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

February 20, 2010

RIP.Your memory lives on and will not be forgotten.


November 12, 2008

It has been 8 years since dad died and my mother, brother and I still miss him. He is gone but will never be forgotten. He was the epitome of law enforcement and was well respected in his profession.
His loving Wife, son and daughter

Betty Conover

April 21, 2008



February 12, 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

January 9, 2008

Officer Trivitt was an excellent officer of the law. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to the young people of the community and see to it that you obeyed the law-especially in his hometown. I admired him greatly and will never forget him. God bless your family.

Alicia (Little) Allen

December 2, 2007

Remembering you of the anniversary of you EOW. Gone but not forgotten

February 21, 2007

You were the epitome of public service. Thank you
for your many years of service and time has not
diminished your sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

February 21, 2007

To the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Charles Floyd Trivitt, and to his fellow officers with the Hughes County Sheriffs' Office:

On this the fifth year anniversary of his untimely death, I extend our family's sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you sustained when Deputy Trivitt tragically died in the line of duty on February 21, 2000. His valor and dedication will not be forgotten and we salute his courage. He is a true hero.

May you continue to be supported and comforted by your military law enforcement family, and other police survivors who share this painful journey with you.

Most especially to Deputy Trivitt: We honor your memory today. You were and remain a hero whose memory is revered. Rest in Peace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service Deputy Trivitt gave to his community and the citizens of Oklahoma, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 21, 2000.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater of Pittsburg Police Dept. eow 4/24/05

February 21, 2006

To the family of deputy trivitt i am very sorry to read of the event that took a brother in arms . our agency is going through the same thing right now and our though's and prayer's go out to the family and department that DEP. TRIVITT worked with . rest in peace my brother your watch is over


February 27, 2005

Deputy Sheriff Trivitt,
On today, the 5th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service for the citizens of Hughes County.


February 21, 2005

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