Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Charles Burrell

Galveston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, July 30, 1914

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Reflections for Detective Charles Burrell

Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your memory and sacrifice by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 30, 2020

Amazing that your name isn’t on the GPD memorial for fallen officers at the Galveston police station. Could there be a greater display of racism for a department than the absence of your name?

Good Citizen

June 3, 2020

Rest in Peace Detective Charles Burrell. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Galveston, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Ancestors and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your foot steps protecting the public. I also Pray that the thugs who murdered you are rotting in hell.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 4, 2016

6 years after I was proudly the first to leave a reflection, I'm compelled to leave another. 100 years next year. When I mention your story to others, they can't believe it could have occurred in 1914.


Tracey Brown

December 22, 2013

Heroes live forever, Detective Burrell, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Galveston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

July 30, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 99th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 23, 2013

Rest in peace, Detective Burrell. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Galveston and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

July 30, 2012

Thank you for your service and dedication to the early war on drugs. May you rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

October 25, 2007

In a time before even the birth of my grandparents, you gave willingly to battle the same element I battle today. It is on shoulders of great officers like yourself that I am able to not only be an officer (as a female) but to be a great officer because of the lessons that were taught so many years ago. Thank you for the spirit you bring to this profession. You are not forgotten!


October 22, 2007

Amazingly brave in so many ways. I'll think of you often Detective Burrell.

Laura Briggs, NH

October 16, 2007

See you on the other side.

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen Retired
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI

October 13, 2007

Even though much time has passed you have finally been honored.May you rest in peace.Thank you for your service.

October 11, 2007

Det. Burrell,
It has taken 93 years but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Galveston.



October 4, 2007

So hard to believe what you were fighting to stop in 1914 is still destroying so many lives today.

Thank you for your service and giving your life, God Bless you and your family.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Manchester, NH Neighbors for a Better Mancheseter, NH

October 4, 2007

Thank you for your service to the city of Galveston and the great state of Texas. May you rest in peace.

TDCJ Ellis Unit

September 30, 2007



September 28, 2007

you are not forgotten brother, rest in peace....


September 28, 2007

The things you were trying to do, in such a difficult time, makes you an example to this very day. You were ahead of your time indeed. What a terrible, terrible shame.

If I knew where you were buried, I would definitely make it a stop on my travels in the US. Until then, I can only leave my condolences here. Today, in my selfish life, I make time to be heart-broken over your death so long ago.

Tracey Brown

September 28, 2007

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