Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Christopher Jerome Sobieski

Prairie View Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, September 26, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer Christopher Jerome Sobieski

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

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

September 26, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Sobieski.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 12, 2019

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. I also lost my police officer son to a drunk driver but I was lucky not to have to go through the trial or see an injustice reached after the completion of the trial because the driver that killed my son was also killed. Know that you will never be forgotten as true heroes never die. Thank you for your dedication to law enforcement and to others.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 26, 2013

Heroes live forever, Officer Sobieski, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Prairie View and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 26, 2013

Rest in peace, Officer Sobieski. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Prairie View and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 26, 2012

Hey Chris, I was thinking about you brother. Mrs. Sobieski, I hope you are doing well. I worked for Waller PD at one time and got to work with Chris. He is missed.

Officer J. coronado

Police Officer J. Coronado
Houston PD - Friend

May 23, 2012

Chris I can't believe that it has been over 7 years since I lost you. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you or miss you. I am slowly moving on with my life and that is hard somedays because you are not here with me.

Romney Sobieski
surviving spouse of CJ Sobieski

February 8, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Sobieski. You're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 26, 2011



December 28, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

November 4, 2006

Ofc. Sobieski,

I have written to you before, but the other night out of the blue, your name popped into my head and I felt the need to come back and visit your site. You have not been forgotten by me. The similarities between your and my husbands situations are haunting. Both never should have happened. And as for the justice system, Maryland's is not much better. I had to fight parole not even six months after the guy who killed my husband was put in jail. It will be an uphill battle for the next two years to keep him in there. It is a shame that your life was only worth 180 days to the justice system in Texas. Don't worry though, God will have the final say one day.

Please continue to keep watch over your family, friends, and co-workers from above...always.

Jennifer Aaron
Wife of Duke G. Aaron, III (EOW 07/20/04)

October 18, 2006

Remembering you and your family as the second anniversary of your tragic death has passed. May you rest in peace.

Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of Jay Balchunas, EOW 11/5/04

September 30, 2006

Lord, please wrap Your arms tightly around this young man's family today and always.May he Rest in Peace and may his family,friends and co-workers receive Your Blessings.

September 26, 2006

Chris, its been two years today that you were taken out of our life. We miss you so much. We had alot of fun times hangin out, bbq's, and horse auctions for your birthday! We're taking good care of CJ for you! I hope you are taking care of my angel for me! we miss you and love you!!
Always, Julie and Adam Ragland

Julie and Adam Ragland

September 26, 2006

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 2nd anniversary of your end of watch. My son was also killed by a drunk driver while he was on patrol, but I did not have go through the tramatic trial ordeal and then have to put up with a slap on the wrist that the individual that took Chris' life received. In my case the other person was also killed. Chris is a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones and protect them from harm and also those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

September 25, 2006

I hope that heaven is full of horses and dogs, I know that you will be taking care of them all. I miss you man. It took me almost 2 years before I could eat at Ranchito's again as that was the last place that I saw you and we stood by our patrol cars and talked about horses, police cars and guns. I am proud to have worked with you. The last case we worked together we took a five time DWI offender off of the steets. That always hits me in the heart. Rest easy and watch over the rest of us. Thanks.

Christopher D. Smith
Waller Police Department

September 21, 2006

I never had the pleasure of meeting you, but want to reassure you that the service you provided and the ultimate sacrifice that you made will not be forgotten. Yesterday, I attended a dinner that was provided by your wife, among others, in Center, Texas. The dinner was arranged as an opportunity for officers in the East Texas area to gather in remembrance of you and our other brothers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Your wife is a wonderful person with some great ideas. I think I can speak for all area officers in thanking her from the bottoms of our hearts for providing an opportunity for us to gather in remembrance. I know that you are very proud of her as you watch down from above. May you rest in peace brother.

Mike Hanson
Texas Game Warden-Shelby Co.

May 14, 2006

First I would like to thank everyone for all of their kind words and encourgement. The one thing that helps me get through this whole things is knowing that Chris died doing what he loved. He always wanted to be a policeman even as a small child, his mother once told me. We used to give him a hard time about what else would he be with the birthday of Sept. 11th (911). I thank God each and everyday for the 18 years that we had together. I am also glad that we had had those last 2 weeks together when he took his vacation time for is birthday. He had just turned 39. I told him, "Look honey just one more year till the big 40". He just laughed at me, and told me that was ok because he was like a fine wine and just got better with time. I send all my prayers to all others that may have lost a loved one.

Romney Sobieski
Wife of Officer C.J. Sobieski

May 13, 2006

Chris I did not have the pleasure of meeting you, but I have met your wife who is a wonderful person. I am an Officer in Haltom City, and my father was killed in the line of in July of 04. I know my dad and you are watching all of us on patrol. Thanx for your sevice.

Bryan Laurie
Haltom City Police, TX

February 24, 2006

Hey Chris,
The guy that hit you got something, not what he should have gotten, but at least he got some jail time. Guess no matter how much time he got still won't bring you back.
Anyway, just wanted to let ya know.

Deputy Paul Straker
Harris County Sheriff's Office

February 2, 2006

Uncle Chris,
You are a true hero to all of us. Your service was second to none, and you set an example for the rest of your brothers in the law enforcement community to follow. The honor and character you displayed as an officer of the law, a husband, father, and most important to me an uncle are the best attributes and individual can display. We can never replace a person like you, and only hope to live up to your expectations of us as a family. I know you were on my shoulders when my helicopter crashed in the Atlantic Ocean 25 January 2005. In my mind you are my guardian angel, and thank god he gave me someone like you. We love you, and miss you beyond words can ever express.

Your nephew,
AW3(AW/NAC) Clint Dixon US NAVY

AW3(AW/NAC) Clint Dixon
US Navy

January 13, 2006

Bless you Officer Sobieski and may God watch over your family. You have done well my friend.

SFC William L. Farrell
US Army Military Police Ret.

October 12, 2005

I know this is a very difficult day for the Sobieski family and there are more to come. All you can do is take one day at a time and keep Chris" memory alive. He will never be forgotten and is a true hero. I hope he is watching over his family and comforting them by wrapping his arms around all you. I ask that his close friends also watch over his family.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordonh

September 26, 2005

Rest well my brother. Your life and service will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Jean-Paul Rochard
Swiss Army, MP Service

September 26, 2005

To the family and friends of Officer Sobieski and his fellow officers with the Prairie View Police Dept.:

During the week of the anniversary of Officer Sobieski's death, I wanted to say that he is being remembered and revered.

I was so saddened to read about the tragic circumstances in which Officer Sobieski lost his life in such a senseless way. On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences for the grievous loss you have suffered.

In reading the reflections about him, it is obvious he was well respected by his peers. HIs valor and dedication to his job will never be forgotten, nor will his service to our country through his many years of military service.

I am glad that his wife and children have been comforted by the law enforcement community and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. We too share your anquish as we lost our beloved Larry Lasater of the Pittsburg Police Dept. when he was fatally shot this April during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of service Officer Sobieski gave to man, community, and country, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 26, 2004.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD
eow 4/24/05

September 22, 2005

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