Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Officer Charles Radford Paul, III

Raleigh Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, September 10, 2002

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Reflections for Master Officer Charles Radford Paul, III

Well, your mama just got home from the hospital Sat. bout 3:30pm, It was Christmas Eve. I fell out of the wheelchair and broke my hip on the same side that I do not have a knee. I am so sore I can not walk without a walker, but the doctor dont want me to put any weight on it right now. Tell your daddy that I am going to be fine so he want worry about me. I did not have much of a Christmas because my leg and hip hurt so bad. I love you both with all my heart and Pray that this coming year is the year that I get to see Charli, I want to see her one time in my life before I die, so please help me out, love you and your daddy forever. Mama

His Mother

December 30, 2016

It is all most that time of year I hate, the month that you were killed will be here in 18 days. I will never forget that day as long as I live, a day that I wish the good Lord had took me and not you. I will never be the same person again, now that your daddy is in heaven with please keep him safe. He was so sick for so long, I will be going back in the hospital again to see if I can get a knee for my right leg, tell your daddy not to worry about me, I will be ok. I love you both and miss you too so much, please take it in your hands for me to see Charli I have not been able to see her since Tiffany and Doug ( you so called friend) have ben together. Love you and your daddy forever , Mama

His mother

August 23, 2016

I know I'm a few days late but I wanted to wish my very special guardian angel a Happy Birthday! I think about you everyday! Miss you and Love you cousin!

"Motor Officers"

It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.

Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.

They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.

Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.

So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.

Shannon Lewis
Wake County Sheriff's Office

November 4, 2013

Missing you today and everyday! Much Love.
Till we meet again,
Kim

Kimberly Lewis Humphrey

September 10, 2013

Good Morning, Your daddy went back to the Va. On Friday . He is not getting any better, he looks awful he has lost so much weight. I don't know what I am going to do , but you take care of your daddy . One day I will come and we will all be together again. I wish he could see Charli one more time but I know that is not going to happen. I love you your mother

Trud Paul
His mother

July 14, 2013

Mrs Paul, I want you to know that I rode a police motorcycle for most of my law enforcement career with the Corpus Christi Police Department, located in Corpus Christi Texas. Your sons picture took me back in time with my former partner who looked like your son. I enjoyed his company and he was a mighty fine police officer. I know very well the dangers in riding a motorcycle and believe me I was very lucky. But I can tell you, your son loved his job very much and he wouldn't trade it for any kind of other job. I have a son who is currently in the Raleigh Police Academy, I pray for him every day, I hope that he becomes one of Raleighs finest. God Bless your son Master Officer Charles Paul and his family.

Former Sgt. Joe Covington #4926
Corpus Christi Police Department

April 6, 2013

hello charles, how are you today

Trudy Paul
Mother

March 17, 2013

Hi charles , yesterday was my birthday, your mama is getting old. But i had a great day ,a lot of your friends from the police department called,txted,emailed,sent cards,that maded me feel good. Monday night i went to East WAKE High School to presence the Charles Paul Award to the most outstanding wrestle, it was a great honor and it maded me feel proud.

trudy B. PAUL
I AM HIS MOTHER

March 29, 2012

hi charles , this is your mama we miss you so much but one day we will see you.Saturday we went out to the cemetery to put some flowers on your grave and there was some beautiful flowers there i dont know put them. Maybe they were GOD sent.

Trudy Paul
mother

March 2, 2012

Charles,
On my way to work each morning, I pass by the spot where you took your last breath and still say a prayer for your family. I remember you as a vibrant teenager with that winning smile that worked with me at Roses. When you joined RPD, my husband was one of your trainers. I'll never forget you..........
Martha Jefferson Bowden Graziano
Friend

M. J. Graziano, Friend
Friend

December 31, 2011

Charles,
We are coming up on the 9th anniversary of your accident. I know that is has been a number of years, but you are in my thoughts nearly everyday!!! Our family thinks and speaks of you often. Can't wait to see you again one day in Heaven!! Much Love!

Dianne Baggett
family member

September 8, 2011

Just passing by paying my respects. I still remember you Paul, still remember that day at the academy. Still honor your memory and the memory of all my brothers, both in the armed services and the many law enforcement agencies of this great nation.

Cpl
USMC

March 29, 2011

It has been eight years since you went 10-42, but RPD still remembers. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Master Officer T.R Jackson
Raleigh Police Department

September 10, 2010

Although it's been several years since God called you home, I still think about you so very often. I know you are loved even still and terrible missed by all those who were impacted by your life. I love you dearly and always will. I will always have a hole in my heart that only you can fill. I hope you rest in peace and that your family and friends are comforted by the memory of your smile.

Always in my thoughts and heart......Lil' Tammy

Tammy McLamb Marquess
friend

July 18, 2009

I was a recruit in the RPD academy back then, now a United States Marine I still remember the feeling we all felt when you left us. I still remember you Paul and I still honor you and all my brothers that have made the ultimate sacrifice defending our freedom and our way of life. God bless you and your family. Semper Fi....

LCpl J.A.Ortiz
USMC

November 12, 2008

To the family and loved ones of Master Officer Charles Paul, his fellow officers with the Raleigh Police Department, and most especially to Charles:

On this the sixth anniversay of your tragic death, please know that you are honored and revered today and everyday.

From all the loving reflections left about you, I can see that you were an amazing man and what a grievous loss your loved ones have endured.

May your spirit continue to soar and your memory continue to inspire. You are loved and missed by so many.

Rest in Peace, Charles. A body is but for a lifetime, but spirits and souls are for eternity and yours is forever part of those who call you beloved.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Charles gave to his community and the citizens of North Carolina, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 10, 2002.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg Police Dept. eow 4/24/05
(My son Larry and I are Durham natives)

Anonymous

September 10, 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
Sergeant
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 27, 2007

Rest in peace motorman.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

November 8, 2007

OFFICER PAUL, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

September 10, 2007

Blue Blood, Hope your RIDE in Heaven is spectaculiar!!!!! Maybe one day we can ride togther on those streets of GOLD GOD BLESS BLUE BLOOD

Det LD Calhoun
Blue Knights CT CHAPT XI

January 23, 2007

Little Charles,
You have been on my mind so much over the past month. Your Mom and Dad need you so much now. Your Dad has throat cancer and the surgeon cannot operate. He will start chemo and radiation on November 27th. We need for you to look down on him and be his guardian angel and keep him and your mom going. Your mom is trying so hard to stay stong for him. We have them wrapped up in our arms and will love them both with all our might, just keep flying above with those angel wings and hold them both in your arms. We love, miss and think of you everyday. Aunt Treva

Aunt Treva
Wake County Sheriff's Office

November 20, 2006

Charles,

I wrote letters for you memory book for little Charlie. Trying to tell her what kind of guy her daddy was. Riding beside you everyday on the motorcycle and goofing off with you talking about something we did when we were hanging out. Riding to the beach together on our bikes.

When I go on the beltline, as I ride by the spot you took your last breath, I remember that was one of our favorite spots to run radar. I had gotten promoted and you were riding alone now. Sometimes I wish I would have been there and maybe things might have been different.

I will never forget your sense of humor, your love of your wife and child. You were and still are a very good friend. Your memory will not be forgotton even when I am gone.

Ride free now Charles, I will see you one day and will ride with you again.

Cpl. B.D. Allen
Former partner on MC unit

November 10, 2006

Little Charles,

I can't even begin to say how much I know you are missed and how much you were loved by all. I still hear Tiffany's voice in my head every time I think of you saying that I was the only other person that loved you as she did. And I did. You will always have a very special place in my heart. I have many reminders and many memories of the good times we had. I know Charli will grow to know you through others and be very proud to have had you as her dad. God couldn't have needed a more perfect angel....Love, Little Tammy

Tammy McLamb Marquess
Old Friend

October 18, 2006

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

September 11, 2006

Your sacrifice is not forgotten brother. Many have come after you to hold the blue line together. We remember you today and forever until the blue line is no longer. Rest in peace.

Fellow Officer
Raleigh Police Department

September 10, 2006

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