Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts are with your family, friends and fellow officers.

Louisville, CO PD

February 16, 2005

Another Georgia hero has been taken much too soon. God only takes the best to be His angels to patrol the streets of Heaven. Those of you who are now "survivors" will face a long road ahead that many have traveled before you. You will not really know how to react or what to say and do. All you can do is take things one day at a time, and reach out to those who love you and can help you through this. I pray that the Lord wrap this officer's family, friends, co-workers, and loved ones in His eternal love that they may receive some Heavenly peace and comfort. My fiancee, Cole, will take care of Officer Haist in Heaven. God bless you all.

Jessi Garger
Fiancee of P.O. Cole Martin E.O.W. 4/25/03

February 16, 2005

Rest in peace Officer Haist. You will not be forgotten. My prayers are with your family.

Officer K.A. Lokey
Norfolk Police Department

February 16, 2005

My heart and prayers are with the daughters, family, friends and coworkers of Officer Haist. May God be with you all. May you girls know that your dad is a true HERO and he will never be forgotten.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

February 16, 2005

My family would like to send our heartfelt sympathies to the family, friends, & fellow co-workers of P.O. Charles Haist.
You're in our thoughts and prayers. May God watch over all the brave men and women in law
enforcement who put their lives on the line everyday as they serve & protect their communitites.
Your job is a difficult one and we truly appreciate all you do. God bless each & everyone of you.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2-16-04

February 16, 2005

You were an outstanding officer and an even better friend. We love you and miss you. God bless until we meet again.

Mack and Heidi Ward

February 16, 2005

God Bless Ofc. Haist. He gave his live while attempting to save someone else's life. Now that is a True American Hero. Our Prayers go out to his daughters and surviving family. Also to the Henry County Police Department. Let brotherhood unite all of us during this time of mourning.

Chief Roger Green
Kibler Police Department Kibler Arkansas

February 16, 2005

The Georgia Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) mourns with the family and department over the loss of their officer. Officer Haist's family, friends and coworkers will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Roger Parker
Concerns of Police Survivors - Georgia Chapter

February 16, 2005

God Bless you and your family. Another one gone to patrol in heaven. Thanks for all that you did.

Wife of a Police Officer

February 16, 2005

Yet another officer has died we will never forget his sacrifce that he gave Rest In Peace Officer Haist. "Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called Sons of God." Matt 5:9


February 16, 2005

Rest In Peace,Thank you for your service.

Cammilus P.D. N.Y.

February 16, 2005

Our sincere sympathy and condolence to the family of Officer Haist, may God Bless your family and comfort them in this time of need.

Pecos Police Department
Pecos Texas

February 16, 2005

On behalf of the men and women who serve with the Georgia Perimeter College Police Department, our thoughts and prayers are with our fellow Georgia brother in blue Officer Charles Haist's, may you rest in peace. God bless your family, friends, and co-workers with the Henry County Police Department.

Officer Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

February 16, 2005

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


February 16, 2005

God Bless the family, friends and co-workers of office Haist. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Officer Haist you are a hero in my eyes. Thank you for your service.

Trina Brown
Civilian, Marion, OH

February 16, 2005

Rest in Peace, Brother. Your service and sacrifice will always be remembered and appreciated.
In answering the call for assistance, you responded as a true warrior of justice would- as if it was one of your own calling on you for help. By being diligent on that final call here as you would expect a brother officer to be, you earned a place in Heaven among the other warriors who were called before you.
Pass the sword and we will carry it until we are called Home to join you.
Watch over your children and all of those you left behind. Help them to find the strength they will need to forge ahead in your absence and keep them and your brothers and sisters in blue from harm. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

A Squad
Woodbridge PD CT

February 16, 2005

Your family, co-workers and friends are in my thoughts & prayers.

There is an old American Indian prayer of unknown origin. I dedicate this prayer to the memory of this hero.

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world will cry and you will rejoice.

February 16, 2005

Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but a two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
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Jim Moore
New Orleans P.D., Retired

February 16, 2005

May God Bless you and your family. Rest in peace brother.

Officer- J.Tylutki
Wayne County Airport Authority- Michigan

February 16, 2005

Please continue to keep watch over your family, friends, and co-workers from above. God bless all of you.

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

February 16, 2005

ALL of our Officers, both Civilian and Military, mourn the loss of Officer Charles Haist. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, Police family and fiends. Officer Haist...we know why you responded with dedication.


February 16, 2005

TO: The family; loved ones; friends and department members: A POLICE OFFICER’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 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 upon 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 who 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 who serve you well. AMEN. *** REST IN PEACE *** Sent to you by the father of Detective J.D.Koeppen, Raleigh North Carolina; Trooper D.C.Koeppen, New Jersey State Police and Patrolman A.M.Koeppen, Wilmington North Carolina.

Chief ( retired ) Douglas A. Koeppen
Washington New Jersey

February 16, 2005

May God be with your family during this terrible time. May he also watch over your daughters and take care of them. Because of officers like you, others can rest peaceful at night knowing you are on the beat. God speed sir, as we will take it from here.


February 16, 2005

God Bless you Officer Haist, My thoughts and prayers are sent to those that you loved & to the Henry County Police Department.

Ms. Tonya M. Stephenson
Private Citizen, PA

February 16, 2005

Rest Easy Brother Charles, the Watch is Ours Now and Yours was with Honor. Our Thoughts and Prayers are
with your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

APD #128
Altoona Police Dept. Altoona, Pa

February 16, 2005

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