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

Hey Poh-leece,
I just want you to know that I miss having you around. All of us old motormen know of the sacrifice you gave. We do appreciate you. We will all come to the call of your family, day or night. Most of all, we will never forget you. Keep an eye on us, will ya. We'll see you again one day.
Your Brother, Jack

Senior Officer Jack Libby
Raleigh Police Department

To Master Officer Paul family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you.

God Bless you

terry Miyares, COPS GR National Trustee
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL E/O/W 11/6/1986

My heartfelt sympathies to the wife and child of Officer Paul. I can only imagine your pain, my prayers are with you.

Lynn Pless, Wife of CMPD Motor Officer

Little Frick it was a pleasure to ride with you through life and on the bike squad. My heart is broken but I have the memories of our time together. Ride free little brother.

S.O. L.T. Archie
Raleigh P.D.

My thougths and prayers are with Master Officer Paul's wife, daughter, family, friends and co-workers. Your law enforcement family will always be standing with you. Miles may separate us, but love knows no bounds. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

My deepest and heartfelt sympathies go out to the family, friends and co-workers of Master Officer Paul. You are all in my prayers. Rest peacefully brother for we now have your watch.

Officer D. Olivier
Beaumont Texas P.D.

The members and staff of the RPPA would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Master Officer Charles Paul. We will be forever greatful for his service to the citizens and officers of Raleigh, and the positive impact he made on so many lives. We have lost a brother as heaven welcomes an angel.

For memorial service and memorial fund information, visit

RPPA, Local 99
Raleigh Police Protective Association

My heart breaks everytime I read a new name on the odmp. Another family has to suffer the heartache. Deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Paul. May God grant you the peace that only He can give.


May you rest in peace my fellow brother and may God be with and comfort your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

Officer B.D. Wooters
Greensboro Police Department

Rest in peace and God bless Master Officer Paul. Watch over your family and fellow officers as you sit next to God, another hero lost.

A Brother in Blue

Corning PD, NY

Paul (2393),
Being a member of the Raleigh Police Motorcycle Traffic Unit & having you on my squad has really made me realize, the love you had for your job & the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle. Since your fatal accident yesterday, I sit & think of how we met for the first time at the Police shooting on Yonkers Rd. & how we rode together in the same car after the shooting to the station. A couple of years later we end up on the same Motorcycle Squad & helped each other through the motorcycle training school. We earned our wings, You were blessed with your daughter, & you ordered your 2003 Harley set to arrive in October. It has always been known that we tease each other on the Traffic Squad. Man, the Traffic Squad as well as myself gave you hell from being short to you being a Harley salesman one day! And you always smiled & turned the other cheek. As I sat there by your side in disbelief at the accident scene, several things crossed my mind as I thought "we meet again during another stressful moment", but two things stuck out! The unlimited amount of love you had for your wife & daughter & the way you would say " SLICKY " when I walked in the Traffic Office. Officer C.R. Paul (2393) I will always remember you as a friend, hard worker, member of the 2390 squad,loving husband & father, and a true Harley man! YOU HAVE TRUELY EARNED YOUR FINAL WINGS!

May God Bless You & Your Family,
Master Officer M.E. Sharpe (2396)

Master officer M.E. Sharpe
Raleigh Police Department

Rest in peace blue angel.

S. Yates
concerned citizen

On several occassions, I had the honor of working with Officer Paul and the other members of the Raleigh Police Department's Motorcycle Unit on various D.W.I. and Seat Belt Checkpoints. The professionalism that Officer Paul and the other officers displayed is a standard by which all officers should strive to achieve.

The officers of the Morrisville Police Department were deeply sadden by Officer Paul's death, but we take comfort in knowing he died doing that which he believed in.

Officer Paul, Your honorable service and selfless dedication to duty will not be forgotten.

Rest in Peace.

Lt. Allen Rushing
Morrisville Police Dept. N.C.

My heart goes out to the wife and young child of Master Officer Paul. To his brothers and sisters in blue, wrap your arms around his family (including yourselves) at this tragic time. May you always teach his child what a hero he is. God Bless.

Lori Brown
Aunt of Deputy Renee Azure EOW 8/06/02

God must have had a special escort in mind, to call two motor officers home on the same day. Rest in peace, brothers; the rest of us will carry on.


This was an especially difficult week for our department. We are still mourning the loss of one of ours. Then this tragedy. I never knew Officer Paul. I know from his friends that he was very special and loved and will be missed terribly by those who know him. God bless, and watch over you and your family.

Officer J. D. Simcox
Clayton, NC Police Dept.

We have lost one of our family members "Raleigh's Finest" but always know that you will never be forgotten.......


May God bless your family and comfort your friends and coworkers.

Chief B.D. Turner
Pink Hill N.C. Police Dept

To the family Officer Paul has left behind-

My constant thoughts and prayers are with you during this time we all pray will never come. May his memory keep you going and his presence always be felt.

-A fellow Raleigh Police wife

Raleigh Police Wife
Raleigh Police Department

To the family Officer Paul has left behind. My constant thoughts and prayers are with you at a time we all pray will never come. May his memory keep you going and his presence always be felt.

A fellow Raleigh Police wife


Officer Paul, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, may God bless you.

Officer Don Hurley
Eloy Az. Police Department

My heart goes out to the wife and daughter of Master Officer Paul. May God be with you in this time of sorrow and help you through it. Master Officer Paul is now in a safer place watching over us all. Peace be with him.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Azure, EOW 08/06/2002

Deb Azure

Rest in Peace my brother, Your in God's care now, we pray for your family and those who don't know there personal savor Jesus...

VEO-1 Ronnie Summerlin

THE POLICEMEN'S PRAYER-O,gentle Lord!Keep the day/night watch with me.As I begin my tour of duty,I ask Your protection from all mental, physical and spiritual harm. Sustain me with the knowledge that I am doing Your work, endeavoring to keep the peace among Your people. Help me to be just as I enforce the law without prejudice or favor to anyone. May I be courageous but not reckless in carrying out my duties. Let me respond to all calls with haste realizing that so many are dependent on me for life and safety. Support me with Your consoling power when I am tempted to think no one really cares and that I am taken for granted. Sustain in me the conviction that so many thousands do care and are grateful for my presence. Grant that I may be loyal to my partner and my fellow officers, and that I may back them up effectively when called upon for assistance. Lord,I ask that I may return safely, after my tour of duty, to my loved ones and those that love me. I pray that I may be a good and honorable police officer:and after my tour of duty is over here on earth, may I enjoy the peace and happiness of heaven that You have promised to those that serve You well. Amen Sent to you all by father of Officer J.D.Koeppen,Godspeed

Chief Douglas A.Koeppen(ret)
Washington N.J.P.D.

God please comfort and be with the family, friends and fellow officers of Master Officer Charles Radford Paul III.
My brother you will never be forgotten.

Sergeant Brian Mote
Wake Forest Police Departrment

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