Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Charles Michael Bassing

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Thursday, July 24, 1986

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Reflections for Trooper Charles Michael Bassing

Rest in peace Trooper Bassing.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 16, 2020

Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 24, 2020

You're never forgotten. God bless you and your family.

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

July 25, 2017

I remember exactley where I was when the news of the aircraft accident came in and the officers deaths, the FBINA conference on Petit Jean. To Charles family, we still remember!

Captain, Ray E. Carnahan (retired)
Arkansas State Police, co-worker

July 24, 2013

Such a young man, just getting his career started. It is so sad that it happened in the manner it did. Even though it has been a time back, I know it is still like yesterday to his family. Such a handsome young man and I know his children and wife are just as awesome. I hope you know he has never left you, always watching over you, wanting to be here with you, waiting until your next reunion. God bless our officers who put their lives on the line for us each and every day. We appreciate and pray for you every day. Love and good will to the family.

Civilian Marsha Adams CID
Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division

July 24, 2013

I love my father Charles Michael Bassing. He is my hero.

Joshua Michael Bassing

February 12, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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 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 the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 24, 2010

Your death is tragic. What a sad loss of such young men willing to do a difficult job full of danger. 22 years later you are still remembered.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


July 24, 2008

Rest in Peace, Trooper Bassing. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 31, 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
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 18, 2007

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. On the 21st anniversary of your tragic death, may your family take comfort in knowing you will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero!

SGT, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

July 24, 2007

I hope your children know what a hero is made of. I do. You stand tall in my memory.

Deputy D Frazier
San Juan County, NM Sheriff's Office/Cousin

October 29, 2006

I pray that you are still resting peacefully and hope that you are watching down over us.

Cpl. Egendoerfer
Mishawaka PD

July 24, 2006

Thank you for your sacrifice to make our nation a better place.

A citizen

July 24, 2004

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