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

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


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


EOW: 09.06.01

September 10, 2006

I think of you and your family today, as I lost my husband this very day on his motorcycle. I pray for your healing, and rememberence of him in his life when he was with you, and the hero he is.

Take care,

Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott, E.O.W. 09-10-02

September 10, 2006

Little Charles,

As I sit here today it is still hard to believe that you are gone. We miss you very much and speak about you nearly everyday. Your mom and dad will never recover from their loss and I want you to watch over them. Please send them an angel to get them through!! I love and miss you very much and can't wait to see you again some day in heaven!!! Get your Crown Vic ready so that we can take a spin!!!!!

Love ya always,


July 28, 2006

The City and Department have changed quite a bit since your time on the department. However, you are remembered everyday. Your picture, as well as pictures of the other Raleigh Police Officers that have died protecting the City, is hanging in all of the Police stations. You watch over us daily.

Thank you.

Raleigh PD

May 30, 2005

Little Charles,
You ride with me in my car everyday, I have a picture on my sunvisor, you are my guardian angel. I miss you today as much as I missed you the day that you left us. You are always in my thoughts and I loved you like you were my own. I know that God had plans for you and we have to accept that, which is hard but I also know that you are watching over us. You would be so proud of Charli, she looks just like you, by the pictures we have seen. Your Mom and Dad still miss you so very much, they will never get over losing you. We all miss you and look forward to seeing you again one day. Love and kisses to you. Aunt Treva

Treva Lewis
Wake County Sheriff's Office

February 18, 2005

On behalf of the men and women of the Virginia State Police we extend our condolences to the family of Officer Charles Paul III and the members of the Raleigh Police department.
It is in his memory that we continue on.

Senior Trooper
Virginia State Police

September 10, 2004

As I sat here and read the tributes to Officer Paul, I was struck by how much he meant to so many people. I did not have the pleasure of knowing him, but I know I would have liked him. He is truly not forgotten by those of us he left behind. I pray his family is well.

Sgt. Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

June 13, 2004

It was the second day of my academy when the news broke out. I can still remember Sgt. Sanchez almost break out in tears. And the rest of the crew including us recruits at the time felt like time had frozen and played us a very bad joke. But then the truth hit us when we watched the news and attended your funeral. I never got to know you Paul , but I respect you as my brother in blue and will hold you very highly for the rest of my life. Long live and God Bless...

Officer J.A. Ortiz
Raleigh Police Department

June 12, 2004

I just learned of Officer Paul's death on the ODMP. I wish to express my sincere sympathy, to his wife and daughter,parents and co-workers. I know what you have been going through, as we lost our son Morris Taylor on 9-14-02. He was shot and killed in the line of duty.

God Bless,
Lyndell & Elizabeth Taylor
Parents of
Deputy Sheriff (Roseburg,Oregon)
Morris Lyn Taylor
EOW 9-14-02

May 22, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 5, 2004


We never tought that you would leave us the way you did. I now that God had a purpose for taking you at such an early age. I look forward to seeing you again in heaven someday. We all miss you and think of you everyday!!!! God bless you and please watch over us, your family, until we meet again.

Dianne Baggett

October 8, 2003

Master Officer Paul,

Yesterday, being you one year mark, I know that you are still looking out for your fellow officers. Continue to be one of our Guardian Angels, and keep the watch strong.

To Mrs. Paul,
I know that this year has been tuff. You knew that the one year mark was coming, and then hearing about Wake County's Loss, brought back memories. I know it did for me. Just as I offered April, I offer to you, someone to talk too, one who has been there and deelt with the same greif. So long as you need it. It's hard to find someone one has felt the same way as you and to have children involved as well. Mercedez, my daughter is now 7 and still she has questions about her father, and how he died. May be one day all of us, Surviving Spouses, shold make that trip to Washington and show our support for each other. The only last word I leave with you, is live for every day, b/c tomorrow is never given to you. Cherrish it forever and all was.

Surviving Spouse and now,
Deputy Ali Vaughn D-912
Sgt William Earl Godwin
Morrisville PD
E.O.W. May 22, 1997

Deputy Ali Vaughn

September 11, 2003

Today, on the one-year anniversary of his death, we remember Motor Officer Charles Paul. We continue to keep his family and friends in our prayers and ask for God's healing power in their lives:

It sounds like thunder far away, when skies are blue and bright...
Then soon they crest a nearby hill, and ride into our sight.
They beat the ground with a powerful pulse, and make our 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...
All see those bright wheels turning, with a sparkle in their eye.
They work the roads, they fight for good, for justice, and for truth…
They ask to ride, and do with pride, though often they are few.
Like men of steel, on silver wings, they sparkle in the light...
Hard mounted to a leather boot, they power out of sight.
Sometimes when one has fallen, to never ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Two by two, they slowly ride, their moan a desperate sound...
Their dark gray glasses hide their eyes, while teardrops hit the ground.
So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
Take note of your reflection, as he works to keep you safe.
For a motormen is a special breed, He loves to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, his fallen ride again.

Motor Officer S.D. Wilkins
Cary Police Dept.

September 10, 2003

On angels ...

"The wings ain't anything but a uniform, that's all. When they are in the field so to speak, they always wear them."
- Taken from Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

In memory of Charles ... September 10, 2003


September 5, 2003

What a tragic loss.....I never knew this brave officer but we are all family.

The Old North State lost one of its best. He is riding patrol on Heaven's streets with St. Michael. God bless and be safe.

A brother!

Chief JA Millan
NC Public Schools Law Enforcement, Avery Dist.

It's been six long years since I left my brothers and sisters at the Raleigh Police Department, but not a day goes by that you're not in my thoughts. (1863)(Beat 121)

I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of M.O. Charles Paul, my thougts and prayers go out to his family, and to all the members of the Raleigh Police Department. I remember the day that we lost Officer Denise Holden and Det. Paul Hale. We all pledge to go home each day, unfortunately some of us don't. (a high price to pay for doing what we love) I hope that all of you hold your heads high and work the beat each and everyday in their memory.

M.O. Paul, Det. Hale, and Ofc. D. Holden and to everyone still keeping Raleigh safe, I salute you and may God Bless!

Ofc. B. Bergenstock
City Of Auburn Police Dept. NY



The day I prayed would never come arrived on Sept 10th. I still can not believe this has happened. I smile and think of you whenever I see one of your fellow officers on the job. You were a special gift to me and my family. We continue to keep your memory alive. On Nov. 1st we celebrated your life. May the Lord hold you close until we meet again! God bless the ones you left behind

Kimberly Lewis Humphrey

People say that things happen for a reason. It’s been one month and I still haven’t figured it out.
I met Officer Paul six years ago at Buffaloe Lanes North, where he worked off duty on weekends. I last saw him just four short days before his passing. The first thing I would do every Friday at 6pm was check the off duty schedule. It would set the entire mood for the night. When the name CR Paul would appear I knew I was in for another unforgettable night. I so looked forward to it. Work will never be the same. He touched many lives. It’s not every day that we get the chance to meet a person like Charles.
Not a day goes by that he’s not in my thoughts. My heart goes out to Tiffany and Charli. The two of you will make it through. You have the best guardian angel ever, watching over you. I can’t stop thinking about Charli. Her daddy loved her more then she’ll ever know. I hope all the stories she hears about him give her comfort throughout her life.
He was definitely one of a kind. He made the world a better place, and will be missed by all.

Ann Gunn


If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.

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