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Police Officer Charles Benjamin Skinner

North Salt Lake Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Saturday, November 8, 2008

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Reflections for Police Officer Charles Benjamin Skinner

I am one of his newborns twins 15 years later now writing to you guys. I have read through all the reflections and couldn't be more grateful for keeping his memory alive. Most of my knowledge on him comes from articles like these and it truly means a lot. Thank you for all you do with the awareness of the sacrifices people like my dad make every day.

Emma Skinner
His daughter

March 18, 2024

Officer Skinner, thank you for your sacrifice and service. I was with my father, LEO Cache Sheriff's Office, and my uncle, LEO North Salt Lake PD, at your funeral. It was the first police funeral I had ever been to and I was very young. I will never forget riding in my father's patrol car, helping lead you to your final resting place, seeing the firemen hanging the American Flag on the highway overpass, and the hundreds of civilians who lined the streets in support of the ultimate sacrifice you made while serving their community. Seeing the support from your community filled my heart, and tears poured from my eyes. Thank you for sacrificing everything for those you serve. I still remember you and think of you often. I did not know you but you changed my life forever. You will never be forgotten. Your memory, service, and sacrifice still lives on today.

Hannah Groves Mitchell

March 3, 2023

RIP Officer Skinner. 5 years ago today you made the ultimate sacrifice for the people of Utah and the United States. Thank you for your service.


November 7, 2013



May 3, 2012

Two years now since you went home. God bless you Officer Skinner.

officer dan delka
salt lake city police department

November 7, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

You are loved and missed by many, especially your family and friends. I pray for their solace.

The pain and the pride are forever. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


November 7, 2009

I am thinking of your family on this day that you passed away. I am sure this week has been so difficult for them. I hope your wife and babies are doing as best as they can be. My thoughts are with them. I have not meet them but did meet your mom and Kati's aunt and uncle at the Utah Memorial when your name was added to the wall.
Thank-you for your sacrifice Officer Skinner and also to your family for the sacrifice they make each day living without you here.

Holley Orr
Wife Of Detective Kevin Orr EOW 11-22-06

November 7, 2009

To Officer Charles Skinner, his family and his fellow officers with the North Salt Lake Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Skinner’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Skinner and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

November 7, 2009

In respect of Officer Charles Skinner and in respect to his family and fellow Officers of the North Salt Lake Police Department and the Bountiful Police Department, I am thankful for the sacrifices you all make daily for our communities. But to Officer Skinner I am greatful for you making the ultimate sacrifice! North Salt Lake City Police Officer Charles Skinner is a hero and kids can be proud of their father. I attended Officer Skinners funeral services nearly 1 year ago and it was the first funeral of a fallen Law Officer I have ever attended. As one close to Law Enforcement and the son of a retired Bountiful Police Sergeant this incident with Officer Skinner hit close to home for me and I will always remember seeing Officer Skinner patrolling around North Salt Lake City and I will never forget attending his funeral. On this 1 year anniversary of Officer Skinner going 10-42 for a final time, I respectfully honor this hero to our community and my prayers and love go out to his immediate and extended family. Sacrifice brings the blessings and those who lay down their lives for their friends the same shall be saved. Thank you Officer Skinner for your heartfelt service and for making the ultimate sacrifice in answering the call to back up your fellow officers and close brothers!

Cory Green
Woods Cross, Utah

MA2 Cory Green
US Navy Police

November 7, 2009

The wicked fleee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

May God be with you and all who mourn you. May he give them the strength to carry on. You are in my thoughts and prayers

To his babies: I know you can't read this yet, and maybe never will, but I just wanted to let you guys know that your dad is a hero, now and forever. He will never be forgotten. He loves you now and always. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 6, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

PFC Adam F Laser
Westminster City Police Department

January 4, 2009


There is no greater love than laying down your life for a friend. We are so grateful to be your friends. Enjoy your mansions on high!
We are 1041 and will take it from here


December 29, 2008

The members at Arresting Hearts wish to offer their deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Police Officer Charles Skinner. Because of Officer Skinner‘s ultimate sacrifice we live in a safer place. We thank you for your service and your dedication.

The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.” Mary Stevenson 1936

With love and respect,

The members and staff of Arresting Hearts


December 10, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, fellow officers and dispatchers of Officer Charles Skinner. He will be missed but never forgotten. May you rest in peace Officer Skinner, you are truly a hero.

Shelley Creasy
York County 911 York PA

December 1, 2008

May God bless this family during thid time of loss and great need. You are in my prayers.

deputie's wife, Tina O;Sell
White County SO, Sparta

November 27, 2008



November 25, 2008

To the children of Officer Skinner,
In your lives ahead, I hope you get to hear stories of your Father. I hope you read these reflections every day. And I hope you learn to smile when you do, because your Daddy was a Hero.

Deputy Hannahan
Skagit County Sheriff's Office- Corrections

November 23, 2008

RIP Brother Charles.

Keep the gates of heaven open for the rest of us.

Cpl. Robert L. Padgett ( RET. )
Charles County Sheriff's Office, Md.

November 21, 2008

"for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer" Romans 13:4 ESV

Rest In Peace, Servant of God.

SA "DE-14604"
FBI-Detroit Division

November 20, 2008

My thoughts & prayers are with you. Rest Easy.

Cindy, Arkansas
Sister of slain Officer Randy Basnett, EOW 9-24-1976

November 20, 2008


Deputy Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

November 20, 2008

Thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice. You worked hard to make this community and great State a better place. May God Bless and Watch over your family, friends and co workers at this time. Rest in Peace.

Non Leo Tom Kerns
Utah Gang Graffiti Meth Researcher

November 20, 2008

Officer Skinner, Thank you for your service (As short as it was)Im sure your family was so proud of you!! God bless you,your family,friends,co-workers and the NSLPD. Rest in peace and thank you.

N.E. Ohio

November 20, 2008

Rest easy sir, and god bless you and the family.

Patrolman, R. Atkinson
Shelby PD, Michigan

November 20, 2008

On behalf of the men and women of the South Salt Lake Police Department we extend our condolences to the family of Officer Charles Skinner and the members of the North Salt Lake Police Department. It is in his memory that we continue on.

South Salt Lake Police
South Salt Lake City, Utah


November 18, 2008

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