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Detective Charles S. Thurston

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Monday, February 2, 1920

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Reflections for Detective Charles S. Thurston

Det. Thurston,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 2, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 2, 2020

Charles is my Great Grandfather who died much too young. His son, my Grandfather was only 11 years old when his father was killed. Charles is also the oldest brother of world famous magician Howard Thurston, who always looked up to his big brother and admired him dearly. I proudly have a picture of Charles hanging in my home and am so great full that I have his pocket watch and his knife sharpening
stone in a pewter box with his intitials etched on it.

William H Thurston
Great Grandson

February 10, 2018

He was my great great grandfather. He left an amazing legacy behind him. Thanks and we love you!

William T Thurston
Great Great Grandson

February 7, 2018

His wife lost her Father that year as well!

Samuel Fritchen
Great grandson

February 6, 2018

Det. Thurston,
On today, the 97th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 2, 2017

This is my Great-Grandfather,I have never seen a Picture of him before, Thank You!

Samuel Fritchen
Great Grand Son

February 6, 2016

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

February 2, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 92nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank yoou 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 2, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir. Protecting the railways is an important and dangerous job. The Railroad made this Country what it is today and shouldn't be overlooked. RIP now and be remembered as a HERO that made the railways safe.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 2, 2012

Det. Thurston,
As a fellow officer I would like to thank you for your service in protecting this countries railways. You will not be forgotten and your sacrifice was not in vain.

Special Agent Travis Clowson
Norfolk Southern Railroad

August 2, 2011

Remembering you on your anniversary!

Citizen NJ

Anonymous

February 3, 2011

DETECTIVE THURSTON, I COMMEND YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE. IT IS NOT AN EASY JOB PATROLLING THE RAILYARDS OF THIS COUNTRY AND KEEPING PASSENGERS SAFE, FREIGHT MOVING AND PROTECTING THE RAILROAD EMPLOYEES. I HAVE BEEN DOING THE SAME JOB AND KNOW WHAT A DIFFICULT JOB YOU HAD. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND AND GOD SPEED.

Special Agent T.D. Holcomb
RAILROAD POLICE

May 30, 2010

Detective Thurston, you helped to protect one of America’s most vital resources, it’s railroads. Without the railroads, American commerce wouldn’t have flourished as it did and without men like you, the railroads wouldn’t have had nearly the protection needed to operate. The Railroad Police Officer is as vital a part of law enforcement as any though many railroads seem to have given the men and women who watch over them a lesser role. I feel your sacrifice was not in vain and you have not been forgotten. Freight and passengers need protection and it is the women and men like you who’s under appreciated efforts go on day in and day out.

God Bless, brother, and may you continue to Rest in Peace. You are a hero.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 6, 2009

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

June 3, 2009

Det. Thurston,
It has taken over 89 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

June 3, 2009

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