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Police Officer Charles Richard Thomas Haist

Henry County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, February 16, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Charles Richard Thomas Haist

Chuck,

Just finished working a pretty bad crash on a Deputy. Of course, it made me think of you. Miss you. You were a good friend.

Mack

TPR Mack Ward
AL State Troopers

June 30, 2007

I did not know Officer Haist, but he is in my thoughts and prayers every day.
My husbands truck broke down, the morning Officer Haist passed. I loaded up the kids and went to pick him up from the Waffle House in the early morning hours @ exit 218. We were standing in the parking lot waiting on the wrecker when we heard sirens and watched police cars pass by, then we heard the crash, but at the time we did not know what the sound was. We had to drive past the site of the wreck on the way to the repair shop, just as the first officers had arrived on the scene. This tragic accident has touched me in ways that I can not explain and I wanted to let Officer Haist's family know that I think of him and pray for your family every day.


HC Citizen

May 30, 2007

Chuck,
A Henry County Sherriff's Deputy was killed Sun. morning around 5 am off of exit 218. It is so eerie. It has really hit us hard. It brings back so many memories. I know you were there to greet him and show him around. Kat, your mom, Beth and I just got back from Police week in DC. It was alot different this year. Last year was so sad, and Kat, Beth and I shareed a stomach virus, so I really don't remember alot of it. It is kind of a blur. This year, although it was still sad, it was also comforting. To see your name on the wall with all the other fallen heros, and to know it will be there forever makes me proud to be your cousin. We all still miss you. It does not get easier. In fact, everytime an officer is killed, it is like living it all over again. Keep looking out for us from above, we know you are everytime something happens like the sirens at the wedding:) We all knew you were there, and although it made us sad, we had to smile in spite of ourselves.

Until next time,
Brandy

Brandy Mapp
Cousin

May 22, 2007

Chuckie, I can't believe today you are 35 yrs old. I just celebrated my 33rd and know that you are still celebrating life after death in heaven - so Happy Birthday (and yes, you are still older than me:->). I went by your grave today and someone left you a momento from AJ. I don't know who that is, but it was very nice. I just want you to know that it is not the same without you here. I get mad at you sometimes because I really think in so many ways that you got the better end of the deal:-> But I still love ya:-> I really miss you and don't know how I am going to handle yr after yr of celebrating your bday and not getting my big bear hug or eating at Red Lobster or Olive Garden - your favs. It sux. This evening I watched so many videos and listended to cds that help me remember you and it was priceless. I got to hear your laugh and see you smile and you felt so alive to me. Someties I really wish you weren't a hero - that way you could just be here w/ me. But on the other side I am proud of you and glad you are a hero. You will never be forgotten if I have anything to do with it. You will always live on in my heart, and everytime someone asks - hey what is that bracelet, I just smile and talk about you for as long as they will let me. Beth and I just went down to Savannah and participated in that ride and we all plan to ride again in April (28th) to honor and remember you. We are still proceeding w/ your foundation and so much more. You are just missed by so many and dearly by your sis. In my heart is where I will keep you bro, until we can meet again. And with today I am one day closer to seeing you and getting that bear hug again. Love always, Miss you daily. Your sis.

Sis

April 9, 2007

Chuck,
Today is your 35th birthday, and our 3rd birthday without you. It is still so hard to believe that you are gone. Although life has gone on without you, it has not been the same. Everytime we do something as a family, I always think about how incomplete it feels without you there. Don't worry though, Jay is becoming quite the little comedian. He reminds me of you with the things he says and does. He has a servent's heart and loves to make people laugh. By the way, one of Jay's friends was killed last Friday night. He was only 14. His name is Taron George. Please look out for him, I know he misses his mom and brother. Tell him you are Jay's cousin and I know it will make him feel more at home. Anyway, please know you are still loved and missed deeply. You will be missed forever!
Brandy

Brandy Mapp
Cousin

April 9, 2007

We just wanted to thank everyone who attended the Feb. 16th service to honor Chuck. True heros never die. They maybe gone, but never forgoten. WE LOVE YOU, CHUCK, AND MISS YOU DAILY!

Brandy Mapp
Cousin

March 15, 2007

Hey Kat and Family hope everything is going well. We found this poem that were going to share with you guys.

When tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
that an angel came and called my name,
and took me by the hand.
The angel said my place was ready in Heaven far above, that I would have to leave behind,
all those dearly loved,
But when I walked through Heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home,
For God looked down and smiled at me,
and told me welcome home.
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Dont think we're far apart,
for everytime you think of me im right there in your heart.

Jeff and Amanda

March 1, 2007

Chuck,
I cant believe it has been two years. I was up early this morning thinking about the morning you taken from us. I wanted to attend the memorial but I had to do something with my son. I miss and love you very much.

Linda Brewer

February 16, 2007

Two years has not made it any easier for you being gone. I miss you and love you. We will be getting together tonight to remember and honor you. I look forward to seeing everyone and sharing memories of you. I know you will be watching and laughing along with us. Until next time...

Brandy Mapp

February 16, 2007

Boogies!
I miss you and love you very much!!!!

February 16, 2007

Dear Chuck,

Hey buddy! I wanted to write to you in time for tomorow. I unfortunately will not be able to be there for you, and I am sorry. I am out of town this week, and next. The shift is aware of the get together, and I hope that some of them will go. There are only a handful assigned to the watch that knew you but some of the younger guys feel a kinship with you I am sure. I will be up early tomorow, and I am sure that I will replay the morning two years ago to the day that I recieved the call from Sergeant Nebel that you had died bravely, trying to get to your brothers. I will remember the sad honor that Sergeant Maddox and I shared when we pinned your shield on your chest for the last time. I will remember firing a rifle for you in your twenty-one gun salute. (I still have one of the spent cartridges) I will remember accompanying your family along with Sergeants Nebel, Maddox, and Brand to Washington for you, and the other brave heroes to be honored last year. Lastly, I will remember you in general. The times that we shared together in 154, the pool party at Dawson's, the first time we met, when I thought you were a crazy man!, the training we attended together. As I am writing this I am smiling, and I know that you are smiling too. One can never know the bond between brother and sister Officers except those who share in it. I do not have the corner on the market with your memory, I know that all of us here at Henry County feel that same bond toward you, because we all shared time with you Chuck. I will remember you with fondness, and the fact that you died as you lived, as an example of what it means to be a good man, and a great Cop!

Vance

Sergeant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

February 15, 2007

To the family of Officer Haist,

My deepest sympathies on your loss. I lived only 1/2 mile away from the site where he died. I saw the wreck, and immediately knew it was bad. I am hoping that the people who committed the crime that he was responding to receive the maximum punishment the law will allow.

Thanks for keeping us safe. Now it is your turn to rest.

Jeff Carrier

Jeff Carrier
EMT Student

February 14, 2007

Hey Cuz,
This weekend Beth, Kat and I got together to work on the get together we are having on the 16th. We watched some videos of you and Rachel. It hurt and felt good at the same time to see and hear you. It has been almost 2 years since you went home, and we laughed through tears as we watched you give a tour of the cabing you guys stayed in in Gatlinberg. You were so much fun and it was almost like having you back while watching that video. You are still missed daily and loved deeply. Keep watching over us and one day we will all see you again.

Brandy Mapp

February 12, 2007

Just a note for you and your family to let them know you have not been forgotten. God's Grace & Love to you all.

Major David McCart
Henry County Sheriff's Office Ga.

February 11, 2007

It has been a long time since I left you a message. I think of you everyday. I have a tag on the front of my car in memory of you. I am often asked what does it mean. Then I tell them about you and what a wonderful friend you were. I miss you so much. I miss emailing you and your repsonses to my crazy questions. I miss calling you when I need someone to talk to. So many things have happened in my life since you left. I wish you were here to tell me that everything will be ok. I love you and miss you so much. Well I hope to see you soon.

Linda Brewer

January 15, 2007

Bro,

Missed you during the Holidays. Of course they are never the same. Mom and I ran into Russell at your grave on Christmas Day. His mom pasted recently and he was out visiting her as well. He wanted a magnet and put it on his car immediately. You were loved and still are by so many. Happy New Year and keep signaling me w/ Vick! Love ya, Kat

Sis

January 4, 2007

Chuck,

I just got to the computer man, and I wanted to say Merry Christmas. Things are going well here. Evening Watch is great. I drove past the Ellenwood Sports Bar the other day, and grinned as I remembered, well you know. Anyway take care man, I'll talk to you soon.

Sergeant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

December 26, 2006

Christmas is less than a week away, and I cannot believe that this will be our 2nd one without you. Jimmy and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary yesterday. Can you believe it? Time passes so fast. We are approaching the 2nd anniversary of your death, and it still seems so unreal. We had a friend killed Friday night on the exit ramp of 218. I was totally freaked out. How can 2 people I know die on the same exit? Please look after her, this will be her first Christmas in heaven. Show her the ropes. Please know how much you are loved and missed. Tell Jesus "Happy Birthday" for me.

Brandy Mapp

December 19, 2006

Hey Bro - Put up my tree yesterday after much debate. But figured you would kick my butt if I didnt. It just makes me miss you. I know how much you loved Christmas and everyone always enjoyed your presense - your magic touch - the light you brought, the smiles, and most of all the laughter. I love you and miss you.

Sis

December 12, 2006

May God Bless every officer, fireman, sheriff and civil servant of these United States. I pray that every citizen will remember soldiers abroad and servants alike this holiday season and EVERY day that they walk this earth in safety. We love you and are indebted for your service!

Greg Banks

November 30, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving Boogies

I love you!!!!!

November 22, 2006

Chuck - Just wanted you to know that you're thought of often. Your presence is still greatly missed at the department! Thank you for watching over us! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as the holidays get closer.

Lt. Christy Nebel
HCPD

November 21, 2006

Well, I had yet another birhtday yesterday, and all I thought about was you. I miss that phone call. I know no matter how busy either one of us were, we always talked on each others bithdays. Kat and I talked about the Falcons game that we all went to wearing our "Back In Black" sweatshirts and how it poured down rain the entire time, yet we had the best time ever. So many great memories. I am thankful for the ones I have, and sad that there will never be anymore made. I hope you know that no matter how much time passes, you are loved and missed everyday.

Brandy Mapp

October 23, 2006

Hey Bro, GA is 4-0 -- I hate that I can't call you and say GO DAWGS. It sux so bad to not be able to reach out and hear your voice. On another note, I actually watched the funneral the other day - CRAZY - I know. It was so hard to watch. So hard to listen to the songs we selected - But it also gave me strength to listen to all those people speak about you - You should be so proud of your accomplishments here on earth and the lives that you touch - I know we all are very proud of you. We are Honored by you daily and what you gave. You make me want to be a better person. I reached out to Lance, but I haven't heard back from him. I hate that we have lost touch. Other news... I got a wedding announcement for Heather - Can you believe it -- I am so happy for her and I know you are too. I am pleased that she has included me in her celebration. She too is getting married the same weekend I got married. Which of course brings up all kinds of emotions. It seems wrong that life can go on without you. Without your smile, without your laugh, without your hugs - it is so hard. I keep waiting for it to get easier. For only the laughs to come and the memories of good. But everytime I just miss you. Deep - the pain sits in my throat sometimes - the loss, the piece of me that is gone forever. I will never be complete again on earth. I look forward to our reunion. I love you.

Sis

September 23, 2006

Chuck,
Just wanted you to know I think of you often. You have been gone for a year and a half, and I still cannot believe it. You are missed everyday. We are still working on getting the foundation up and running, unfortunately with all of our busy schedules, we have had a hard time pulling it all together. I turned in my notice to Dr. Gray, and Jimmy and I are going to open our own business. I wish you were here to share in that. I know you would be so supportive. You were always looking for ways to better yourself. I will keep you informed on how it is going. We are scared and excited all at the same time. With Jimmy losing his job, we have to do something. We know the only way we can live the same lifestyle is to own our own business. Anyway, I love and miss you. I know you are in a better place, and I am sure you are happy. That gives me a certain amount of peace. By the way, the Dawgs are Kicking butt and taking names. They look good. Hope they keep it up and ...(never mind, I don't want to jinx it). Until next time...

Brandy Mapp

September 20, 2006

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