Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Charles S. B. Knowles

Seabrook Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Sunday, August 12, 1973

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Reflections for Chief of Police Charles S. B. Knowles

Chief Knowles, it has been 50 years since you were taken from us. You would be so very proud of what your Department has become today. New Hampshire law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

August 13, 2023

Chief Knowles,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Seabrook. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 12, 2023

Rest in peace.


August 13, 2021

Rest In Peace

Nick mottola

August 12, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 12, 2020

This article is about my Dad Charles S.B.Knowles also known as King,he wasn't suppose to be working that night but they're had been a lot of burglaries so.....out of this tragedy we lost a father husband friend brother and HERO....May you rest in peace I love

Denise Fowler

August 12, 2019

42 years since this incident happened. I was only 2 months old. I learned today while I was a baby, there were real heroes out there watching for us. Now that I'm 42, may you continues rest in peace while I return to your loved one what you did for me 42 years ago. I don't know you but you still my older brother in blue.

Special Agent (former PRPD Agent #31069)

August 12, 2015

Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH

June 9, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 12, 2010

i never got to meet him cause he passed before i was born, but i heard so many great things about him.. my father always told me what an great man my grandfather was, i wish i could have known the man whose picture iv looked at my whole life

jenn knowles
grand daughter

May 10, 2010

"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

December 11, 2007

King,,,,i was lucky enough to had worked with king ( as we called him}he was of the best police officersin town at the time,very sharp,not only did he protect,but he served the town in and out of uniform,if you wanted a back-up he was there,you may be gone King,but never forgottin,missed every day. Roland Fowler


October 25, 2007

I try and leave a rememberance every day on this web site. today when i logged on your name popped up,

Thak you Sir for your service, you are not very far from where I live but this is the first I have heard to your story.

Thank you sir, you are a hero just by the profession you chose.

Pat Van DenBerghe
Manchester, Nh

October 21, 2007

Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. No officer who gives his/her life for us need ever be forgotton. You died a hero; rest in peace.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

March 30, 2004

My Prayers are with you and your family. Rest in peace my brother in blue.

Former Pembroke(NH) Police Officer
Pembroke, New hampshire

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