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Wildlife Officer Charles T. Randall

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, October 28, 2001

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Reflections for Wildlife Officer Charles T. Randall

During their Memorial Workout FWC Class 46 reached its goal honoring the legacy of fallen Officer Charles T. Randall, who was killed in the line of duty October 28,2001. We were joined by several Command Staff who gave an extra push to finish strong. FWC has made these Memorial Workouts a tradition for the past 9 years and continues to actively honor those officers who paved the way and made the ultimate sacrifice.

FWC Class 46
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

October 24, 2023

I can’t believe 20 years have gone by already. Not a single day goes by that I don’t think of you and what you brought to our lives. Infectious smile, enormous heart and great sense of humor. Miss you Brother.
Joe Schrow

Joe Schrowang

October 28, 2021

Here at The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, we are a family. While loss can be very painful for any family, our family is strong. Today, we in Class 39 completed a memorial workout in honor of Officer Charles T. Randall, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty on October 28, 2001. We proudly completed the workout within the time constraints as a testament to Officer Randall’s own strength and achievements. We will continue to honor this officer and all other members of our family who have fallen. Though he may be gone, we will remember him and his final sacrifice.


FWC Recruit Class 39

October 29, 2019

Rest in peace Wildlife Officer Randall.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 25, 2019

We honored your sacrifice this morning at the crash sight. This is an annual event where we remember and pass on your dedication to wildlife law enforcement.

Captain Jeff Ardelean

October 29, 2018

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s core foundations are based on values and family. These beliefs rang through the streets of downtown Tallahassee as Class 35 participated in a memorial workout in honor of Officer Charles T. Randall, our own fallen family member. The loss of a family member, especially a fellow sworn law enforcement officer, is tragic and never forgotten. It is a constant reminder of the dangers involved with protecting the public and environment. As a class, we were proud to start and finish the workout, together, in honor of this brave officer and family member. May your name never be forgotten and your legacy never fade, thank you for your service.

FWC Class 35

November 3, 2017

It is said that a law enforcement officer is never truly “off-duty.” They are sworn to safeguard lives and property at any time or in any place where threats are present. Just as officers must always remain vigilant and ready to act, those who served previously must always be remembered for their duty and sacrifices which paved the way for officers today. It is our honor for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Class 31 to come together and honor our fallen predecessor, Officer Charles T. Randall, at today’s memorial workout. May your memory be a reminder to us to never cease serving humankind in a manner true to the ethics of the police service.


Class 31
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida

October 30, 2016

FWC Class 28 would like to recognize and honor Wildlife Officers Roy Burnsed and Charles Randall involved in this tragic accident late October of 2001. We have dedicated a special workout in commemoration of these Wildlife Officers, and will conduct this workout while remembering the dedication they put forth in the line of duty. They are gone, but not forgotten.

Very Respectfully,

Class 28

Recruit Class 28

October 28, 2015

Officer Randall was a great man and an excellent Wildlife Officer. He enjoyed his work and I always looked forward to talking with him about the Everglades. He knew how to handle people even if they had violated the Law. I can not pass the memorial on the L-5 levee for he and Officer Burnsed with out thinking about the good times we shared in the Swamp. God Bless both of these Officers who perished that day, you are not forgotten and we want your Family to know what a positive impact he had on our Gladesmen Community.

Past Treasurer Bruce Ward
Broward County Airboat Halftrack and Conservatin Club.

April 22, 2015

I and my wife thank everyone who has expressed such kind and heartfelt thoughts (reflections) about our son Wildlife Officer Charles T. Randall!!!! We miss him so very much!!!! It helps to know that so many loved and cared about him and still carry good thoughts about him even to this day!!!! Thank you for your prayers for him and us! Only Jesus's comforting and abiding presence can carry and sustain you through such a devastating loss!!!!

Wildlife Officer Charles T. Randall was a wonderful son and man to us. There is an old expression which rightly applies to him, he never gave us any trouble as a child and / or an adult. We are thankful to God for giving him to us even though for too short of a time. We are proud of him and the propitious mark he left on almost everyone that met him.

We will continue to pray for Wildlife Officer Roy R. Burnsed’s family and their loss!!!! We pray for the safety of all the officers’ still on duty today and for the families who have loss love ones since 2001 and those who may lose someone going forward!!!! We salute you and thank God for you every day!!!!

Charles Randall

November 15, 2014

Happy BirthdayChuck, my brother and best friend ever! You are missed every day!

Sergeant Anthony Kalimeras
Town of Lloyd PD

June 29, 2013

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace..

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

October 28, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Randall. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

I can't believe that so much time has passed since you were taken from us! I love you like a brother Chuck! I will see you in the after life bro, just not yet! Stay safe my brotha!

Officer Anthony Kalimeras
Town of Lloyd PD Highland, NY

October 28, 2011

HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero. May you continue to rest in peace Officer Randall. My prayers are with your family today as they face another EOW, may God continue to guide them.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler FL


October 28, 2011

Its been ten years already and so much has changed. You have been missed each and every one of those days. I love you my friend. God bless you and your family.

Kevin J. Shea
Leon County Sheriff's Office

June 7, 2011

We will never forget .. Thank you sir for your service, dedication and protection. HEROES live forever.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


October 26, 2010

Chuck and I worked together (not in law enforcement) before he went to the academy. He was a great friend and had a great laugh and was a lot of fun to be around. One day, I hope to take my kids to visit the FWC boat dedicated in his name. I'm really proud to have known him. Rest in peace Chuck.

Chuck Smith

March 26, 2010

To Officer Charles Randall and his loved ones:

On this the 8th anniversary of your tragic death, please knowr that your memory is honored and revered today. Rest in Peace, Charles. I am praying for solace for your family members today, and each day that they are on the survivors' path.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Charles gave to his community and the citizens of Florida, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 28, 2001.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05


October 28, 2009

To the Family of Officer Randall,

I met your son while driving my airboat. We stopped and talked. He was professional and I enjoyed our conversation. The next time we met was at the Four Moons Camp in Area 2A. This time we had more time to talk and I knew then he would become a good friend. From the second meeting on, every time we met it was great conversation and laughs. As your family already knows, he was a great human being. I am writing this refelection and it is May 2009. I still think about him and whenever I see his memorial, I stop. If it is of any comfort to you, know that he is missed by members who were not related. He was a great guy and I hope no one ever forgets how much he gave for the Everglades.

Bruce Ward
Broward County Airboat Halftrack & Conservation Club

May 12, 2009



February 3, 2008

He Brother I make it by from time to time. Been a few changes down there, yet still same fools doing same type stuff. WE are Ganging a bit as an agency but the cant seem to run off class 25. Reat easy We got ir here.


December 14, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 12, 2007

Hey Chuck,
Stopped by to see you yesterday. You guys have another one of us coming to join you- take care of her. RIP, brother.

Lt. Travis Franklin

October 29, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

October 26, 2007

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