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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

Just letting you know that Heidi and I still think of you often.

Cpl. Mack Ward
Alabama State Troopers

July 13, 2009

Happy Belated Birthday! I owe one to your sister too! Life has been a crazy whirlwind. I cannot believe it has been 12 years since I have had the honor of knowing you and your family! I received an Easter card from you mom yesterday and it reminded me that I haven't seen the family since the Candlelight Vigil in February. You are missed and thought of daily!

Heather

April 10, 2009

Missing you on you birthday and wishing you were here to celebrate. I cannot believe that you would be 37 today. It seems like just yesterday that you were taken, yet it seems so long ago. You are as much today as you were then.

Love ya!

Brandy Mapp
Cousin

April 9, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRO! This year you brought me a present on your birthday. You continue to watch over me and bless me. I miss you daily and love you more than words can express! Your girls are here! Staying with their Aunt Kat!! It is such a wonderful way to spend your bday! I cherish everyday I got to spend with you while you were here on this earth. You should be very proud of your girls. I pray that you will look down on us today and have much joy. Today we LIVE, LOVE and LAUGH for you!! I love you bro!

Sis

April 9, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 20, 2009

Chuck,

Hey man, I wanted to write tonight and let you know that I was planning on bieng there tonight, but something came up and there was just no way for me to make it in time. I just got home a little while ago, and thankfully it is not midnight yet! Valentine and I talked about you today, and had a special "Chuck Haist" meal. I think you know what I mean!!! Hard to believe it's been four years. Take care man, we all miss you.

Vance

Lieutenant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

February 16, 2009

Chuck, I just left a message but I think I hit the reset button instead of posting it...so you may get a double dose of my rambling (I like to think excessive wit and intelligence but whatever). Well, it has been 4 years...hard to believe sometimes. I think I said something profound in my other message (let's just assume anyway) but I can't remember. Anyway, my point is that I was thinking of you. Andy is also....he really misses you!

Det. Sara Craig
FPPD

February 16, 2009

Chuck - it is hard to believe it has been 4 years. Andy and I were just talking about you the other day. He really misses you...

Det. Sara Craig
FPPD

February 16, 2009

Chuck -

I can't believe it has been four years ago today that I received the news... There has not been a time that I have driven by the Taco Bell and thought of you. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. We have so many new officers around here now, but many of them still hear the stories of you from those closest to you. Your presence is still missed here, but I know you're up there watching down on all of us!

Lt. Christy Nebel
HCPD

February 16, 2009

without you and the terrible pain within their hearts. God, wrap your loving arms around them and help them with their grief and let them feel your presence .
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten.
Brenda Lucas
Mother of Chief Anthony D. Lucas, EOW 2-4-2005

Anonymous

February 16, 2009

4 years! Unbelievable! So many things have taken place in your absence. It is so hard to believe that so much time has passed. It seems like ages ago, yet it seems like yesterday. Looking at your smile on this page always breaks my heart. To see you so full of life in that picture, and yet know that you are no longer here. We are gathering tonight at the Taco Bell where you had your accident to remember your life and once again show our support to each other. You touched so many lives in your short time here on earth, and your light continues to shine even still today. I love you and miss you daily, gone but NEVER forgotten. Heros live forever!

Brandy Mapp
Cousin

February 16, 2009

Hello Family and Friends

Just wanted to share and extend an invitation for you to join us at a Candle Light Vigil in honor of Chuck Haist on Feb. 16th, 2009.

This is our annual remembrance of Chuck's sacrafice-But is truly an opportunity for his closet friends and family to celebrate his life! As Chuck would want us all to do - REMEMBER TO...

LIVE - LOVE - LAUGH!

Please invite/include others you believe would like to join us!

Location: Taco Bell/Cross Location
1025 Hampton Rd.
McDonough, GA 30253 US
When: Monday, February 16, 5:30PM

Sis

January 16, 2009

It has been a long time since I popped in to say hi. Wow, it is coming up on 4 years and it is still so hard to believe. You are still thought of daily and missed very much!! I went to Kat's New Years Day and got to see your mom! I hadn't seen her since my wedding and it was wonderful to see her! She is doing so much better and the family is thriving although your absence is always noticeable. I brought my new bundle of joy, Charley, and shared her with your mom and she was in heaven! Gosh, it was just so great to see her in better spirits! Keep heaven laughing!!

Heather

January 8, 2009

Hey Bro, I miss you and think of you daily. We made it through another Holiday season without and now here we are faced with another year to face without your bright, infecious smile! Things will never be the same without. And yet somehow life is going on - and moving quite fast I might add. NYE, we were out on our way to out - we had hired Mapp Transportation and Jimmy was driving. We got to talking about you and how it still doesn't seem right not to have you here. Man what an understatment. No matter what changes about your sisters life - thought this year has been a good one for me - that hole in my heart remains. 2008 brought many changes. H having her first child and R getting engaged and married and your sister too! And to think Jan 6 will be L's 15 bday and yet they are still not a part of our lives. We miss not having your girls a part of our lives. I hope one day they will come looking for us and learn. I pray that you and uncle Tom are having fun up there. I truly appreciate you and cherish every moment we got to share on this earth. Your my big bro and you always will be. Live, Love, Laugh!

Sis

January 2, 2009

Chuck,

Hey, I wanted to get by here before Christmas, but could not make it happen. I was just looking through my box, and was thinking about you and Wilbur and Jimmy, and James. I will stop by their pages as well. They gave me Evening Watch North so thats good. We start up on 12 January this year. I think I will drive up to the spot and see what's there. I'll save you a seat. Take care bud.

Vance

Lieutenant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

December 29, 2008

I never got the priveledge to meet you but i sure think about you a lot especially everytime i go by taco bell. We as citizens are blessed to have people like you who risk there lives everyday to keep up the safety and security of eveyone. My heart and prayers go out to your family this holiday season. My thanks to them for having had you to make this a better world. God Bless

Deputy Cross
HCSO

December 15, 2008

Son,
I am so thankful for FAITH, otherwise missing you would be more than I could handle.

Its been a long time since I visited this sight. I've never thought of writing until today.

To Christopher Lesley, old childhood friend from Oxford apartments in Morrow, I will try & contact you. So goo to hear from you. We enjoyed you & your brother. God bless you and your family.

Virginia Haist - Chuck's mom
Oakwood, Georgia

Virginia
Mother

December 11, 2008

thinking of you and your family this holiday season. We all miss your smile and laugh. Wish you were here with us but that is selfish. You are celebrating the Christmas season the way we were created to do so.

Greg Banks

December 1, 2008

It has been a really long time since I wrote to you. Things have been so hectic with the business,kids and just life in general. I think about you everyday, though. We just got back last week from Kat's wedding. I hate that you and Tom never got to meet. He is a great guy, definately the guy you would want Kat with. He adores her and treats her so good. He also treats your mom good too. The two of you would have been fast friends. Their wedding was awesome, and you were sorely missed and thought of frequently. We are heading into yet anther holiday season, and again it will be bittersweet. Although the family has grown, your absense is always felt. I hope you know that you are still deeply loved and missed. I have to go now, got to head off to the airport (story of my life lately), but I promise I will not wait so long to write again.

Love ya,
Brandy

Brandy Mapp
Cousin

November 16, 2008

thinking of you and praying for your family!

greg banks
life long friend

September 25, 2008

Chuck,

Hey man can you believe it. Lieutenant! I don't know either... Anyway thanks for everything and tell Jimmy, Wilbur, and James I said hello, and still think of you guys everyday.

Vance

Lieutenant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

September 14, 2008

I was doing one of my usual "I wonder what ever happened to so & so?" internet searches and I discovered that my old childhood friend had passed a few years ago. This is not what I was hoping to find.

Back in the late 1970s, I lived next door to you & Kat in Oxford Place Apartments off Jonesboro Road in Morrow, GA. I'm a few years older than you...and you were the one who taught me how to ride a bike.

When my family moved a few miles down the road, I owuld come over and spend the night on the weekends. We would commit so many childish pranks, especially on the girls in the swimming pool.

Your folks would take us to the baseball diamond so I could watch you play baseball. I told you that you would hit a homerun that day....and sure enough you did!

I'll never forget you old friend....I'll see you again in heaven and we can play baseball together and ride our bikes again.

I would love to hear from the Haist family. It would mean so much to me. I can be found on MySpace and on Facebook...and I reside in New Orleans, Louisiana these days...hard to believe that I'll be 40 in a couple of months...please reach out. Thanks and may God bless the Haist family.

Christopher Lesley
Old Childhood Friend

July 15, 2008

Chuck,
I just wanted to write and say hello. Mack and I truly miss you.We have your picture hanging on the wall and every time I look at it I remember all the times we used to goof off, I remember your smile that you always had. Well it's almost been five years that Mack and I have been married. If it wasn't for you, I would have missed out on having the most wonderful man. He is carring and thoughtful just like you.
I just want to say thank you!
We love you and miss you!
Mack and Heidi Ward

Trooper Mack Ward and Heidi Ward
Friends

June 10, 2008

Hi Chuck & family,
I just wanted to stop in and say that you are still in our hearts and prayers. Another year has come where we will remember you & Jimmy during our basketball games this weekend and another one in a few more weeks.
This year we have another Henry County law enforcement officer to add to our memorial from the Sheriff's Office.
As you cheer for your team please keep the Scarlet family in your thoughts.
We hope to see some of your family members at the games.
God Bless,
Chief Deputy David McCart
"Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:21

Chief Deputy David McCart
Henry County Sheriff's Office Ga.

April 16, 2008

Chuck,
This was the 4th birthday of yours that we had to endure without you. Although it is a celebration of the beginning of your life, a life well lived, it still sucks that you are not here to celebrate it. It is good to have this site to come and leave you messages and to say the things that are in our hearts that we can no longer say directly to you. Kat is doing well, she is the happiest I have seen her in a long time. You would really like Tom. He treats her the way she deserves to be treated. He also treats your mom well, and she really needs it because she has had a rough year. I had lunch with her Tues, and she looked good and was in good spirits. You would like the fact that he takes the role of the man in the family seriously. I feel like with all that Kat has gone through in the last several years, she deserves to finally be happy. Beth, mom and I try to make sure that we are there for your mom and Kat as much as possible. We check on your dad from time to time as well. They are all still hurting and need to be loved on and comforted and I feel it is our job as their family to be there for them. Although we all lost you, no one feels it like they do. We are all busy. Our lives, jobs, and families tend to pull us in different directions. But, it is important to make time to check in with them and let them know that they are not alone in their grief. It would be easy to get wrapped up in how much I miss you, but I know that no matter how much it hurts me to think about you being gone, it cannot compare to what they feel. You were such a light in our family, and your presense is missed greatly. I know if there was anything you could do, it would be to make sure that you mom, sister and dad were looked after. Please know that you are loved and still missed daily.

Brandy Mapp
Cousin

April 10, 2008

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