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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 I know your family and friends miss you so much, they are all really special people I can tell. They miss you like we miss Blake, I know you two guys are up there probably grinning at us down here. Tell Blake we miss him terribly as today marks the one year anniversary for us. Also, we want to thank yor family for their kind words.

Shelley Bullock

February 24, 2006

Chuck -
I cannot believe it has been a whole year that this world has been without your spirit and your gorgeous smile. I know you are watching us from above and keeping all of us safe, the same way you did before you left our lives. Rest in Peace and always know that you are missed, but never forgotten.

February 21, 2006

As your first anniversary passes, you continue to live in the hearts of many who loved you and some of us who did not know you. Thank you for your service, Officer Haist. You are a hero who will never be forgotten.

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

February 20, 2006

Hey Chuck! I still cannot grasp the fact that it has been a year, or that this ever even happened. I'll never forget the events of 2/16/05. I woke up at 5 am that morning with a start. I figured it was the cat in the blinds again, so I went back to sleep, athough with an unsettled feeling. When I finally got up, I turned on the TV and there was a report about an officer involved in an accident. My heart sank, and I ran to the TV trying to see if your car number was visible, it wasn't yours, and I was relieved for a moment. I wanted to call you, just to check, but I was so afraid, I knew it was you. I thought about calling your sister or Beth, but I remembered your words of wisdom, "No news, is good news." When the caller id showed Beth's number, I knew it was the news I was dreading.

I attended the Candlight Vigil on Thursday, and it was spectacular. It was wonderful seeing the family again…I wish it were under other circumstances, but they "did you good", played you some country music…songs that have made me think of you, the selections were very fitting. Your sister told me of something that I know you are laughing hysterically at, I am still tickled just thinking about it, if they only knew!!!

I miss you so much. I am so lucky to have known you, and on the level that I knew you. I replay our last conversations over and over in my mind, and am so grateful that we had them. I Love You, Always Have, and Always Will.

February 20, 2006

Officer Haist ~
Just wanted to let you know that your sacrifice has not been forgotten and you and your family remain in our thoughts and prayers this week of your first anniversary in Heaven.God bless all of you.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

February 17, 2006

It's hard to believe it's been a year since I got the phone call from Melissa at the hospital on the morning of your accident. I so wanted to be at your memorial tonight but as you know, Micki and I were in an accident of our own a few weeks ago and are trying to heal from our injuries.

I looked at the picture in the Henry Herald just now and Kat looks so sad. Kat, remember the things I said to you the day of Chuckie's funeral. You had, and still have something that many of us never get to experience. Cherish that and remember what I told you ... he's happy, it's more beautiful than he could have imagined and he misses your hugs.

Chuckie, keep Lydia laughing!


February 17, 2006

I cannot believe it has been a year. I bet you are saying the same thing. You have received your inheritance and are dancing for joy at those pearly gates. I HATE not having you here but I like the idea of having you to show me around when I get to Heaven. It was good to see your family tonight. You left quite a void but I am glad to see how you are being remembered. You are a hero now and it was truly an honor to call you my friend. God Bless you and all who grieve in your absence. I miss you brother


February 16, 2006

I know today is a sad day for your family and friends. They are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, Sir

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Hero John Logan EOW-3-14-04

February 16, 2006

Special prayers for your family today as I know from experience just how hard it will be.G-d's Blessings on them and you.

February 16, 2006

Well Chuck, today makes one year. Hard to believe. I can still see your face, smiling in introduction when you followed me home from H.Q. just to say "hello, I'm new here." You were proud to be a Henry County Cop, and that's what you were, a Cop. Anyone who passes the Academy can be a Police Officer, it takes commitment, and smarts, and intestinal fortitude to be a Cop. I still think of you each day as I drive into the Office, but especially today. I am leaving work now to go to your memorial service at the site of the crash, I know you are with us each day, and I know that you will be there with us tonight. Take care friend.

Detective Sergeant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

February 16, 2006

Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you and your family today. Everyday is hard, some are just harder than others.
Instead of saying anniversary date, I like to say it's your First Birthday in Heaven. So if you don't mind Happy First Birthday in Heaven, look Clint up for me tell him I love him and miss him.

Connie Barker
Mother of Clint Walker E.O.W. 1-14-04

February 16, 2006


It has been a year and you are truly missed by all, continue to “Rest Easy”. We will not forget the sacrifice you made.


LT M Bishop

February 16, 2006

Chuck I cant believe it has been a year. I miss you so much. Every time I go through the phonebook of my cell I see your name and think about calling you. Then I remember I cant because your not with us any more. I think of you everyday. My daughter talks about you all the time even though she never meet you. I wish you were here. I could really use one of your hugs right now. I miss you so much. I love you.


February 15, 2006

One Year

It is hard to believe it's been a year,
and that we've had to endure...
12 months without you "just stopping by"
52 weeks without a call just to say "hi"
365 days without seeing your smiling face
8,544 seconds without one of your "hugs"
525,600 minutes without hearing your laugh (not by choice)
31,536,000 seconds without hearing your
One year has gone by
wihthout one "love ya, see ya, bye"
And now a lifetime to be spent without you
with only our cherished memories to carry us through.

Not a day goes by that you are not thought of and missed. Gone but NEVER forgotten.

Brandy Mapp

February 15, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day, Cuz! I miss and love you. Wish you were here! Two days from now will be the one year anniversary. I still cannot believe it. You are still being honored in so many ways. I am so proud of the man you had become. I hate your life was cut short. There is no telling what you would have accomplished. Or, maybe you had already accomplished what God had planned for you. His plan is perfect and who am I to question it?

Brandy Mapp

February 14, 2006

Rest in Peace Brother

Henry County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

February 13, 2006


Hey - I can't believe it has almost been a year since your accident. I still remember everything about that morning as though it happened yesterday! We had a mandatory EVOC class the other know the ones that we used to hate to sit through. But this year it brought home a different message since we lost you and Jimmy. After class, it was nice to sit down and talk with some other officers about you and Jimmy...remembering the good times. Everyone at the department still misses you so much and that goofy smile!!

To the Haist Family, I just want you to know how much I care for you guys. I look forward to seeing all of you on Thursday as we honor Chuck.

Sgt. Christy Nebel

February 12, 2006

Correction, it is exit 218 off of Hwy. 75 in Mcdonough.

family of Chuck Haist EOW 2/16/05

February 9, 2006

Just a reminder, there will be a candlelight vigil on Feb. 16th at 6:30 in front of the Taco Bell on 20/81 off of exit 281 in Macdonnah.

the family of Chuch Haist

February 9, 2006

Chuck, today was the last day I saw you - we watched the superbowl at my house - I have this great picture of you and Margie being silly on the sofa -We had some good laughs that night and I remember my last bear hug from you like it was yesterday. I love you so much. I miss you - I miss you so much. It doesn't feel like it's real - I would love to see your smiling face today and to give you a big bear hug. I loved our friendship and my heart breaks daily - but I have hope and faith and know that one day I will see you again, I will hug you again. I just wish I would have spent more time w/ you. I just wish we had lived closer so we could have done dinner more often - I know I had a lot of time, but it wasn't enough. Not enough memories, not enough of having you as my brother - not enough. I miss you and love you. Kat

Sis, Kat

February 6, 2006

Hey Bud,
Just wanted to tell you that I was in Savannah all last week, and Drank a toast to you at each place I went to. Still thinking about you, and looking forward to seeing your family next week. Take care.

Detective Sergeant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

February 6, 2006

I know the one year mark is coming upon all of you who loved Chuck, we feel your pain in Douglas County as the one year mark is also approching us the day we lost Dep. Blake Gammill. There will be a memorial service for Blake and all other fallen officers on Feb.25th at Mozley Gardens in Lithia Springs you are all welcome to attend. Some of us would like to attend the vigil for Chuck if someone would be kind enough to let us know when and where.

Shelley Bullock

February 6, 2006

Brandy & Kat, I am thinking of you as the one year anniversary approaches. I hope it gets easier. Please remember he sees you and he loves you from above. I will pray for your family every day.

Michelle Rogers
Sister of Sgt. J. Dragus EOW 10/20/05

Michelle Rogers

February 2, 2006

I cannot believe that one year is coming up! How can it be? It has been a hard year without you. So much has happened, good and bad. We all miss you so much. It is not the same without you here. I know in my heart that you are in a better place, but it does not make it hurt less. We will be gathered on Feb. 16th to honor and remember you at the place where we lost you. I hate that place! Jimmy, Jay and I went by your grave on Saturday. You have the most amazing marker. It is absolutely the most beutiful thing I have ever seen. But, it is also the saddest thing I have ever seen. It is marking your resting place, and that is wrong. You were too young and should not need a resting place. So many mixed emotions while visiting you. Anger, sadness, confusion and yet pride for who you were and what you died doing. I love and miss you everyday!
You are gone but not forgotten!!!!!!

Brandy Mapp

January 24, 2006

Chuck, You were such a great friend.. We love you and miss you. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers..

Mack and Heidi Ward

January 23, 2006

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