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Motorcycle Policeman Charles Thorn

New Castle City Police Department, Delaware

End of Watch Friday, October 22, 1926

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Reflections for Motorcycle Policeman Charles Thorn

Sometimes those who came before us and paid the ultimate sacrifice are lost in the mix and overwhelming chaos of todays law enforcement environment. But inevitably, we learn the name of that true hero and the actions of his untimely departure and from then on, we never forget. RIP Officer Thorn and know that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.

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

March 16, 2020

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 26, 2017

Your service and sacrifice was somehow lost by those who followed in your footsteps at New Castle PD. I hope your eternal rest is more peaceful now that you have officially joined the ranks of America’s Heroes.
With the name “Charles Thorn” etched on the National Law Enforcement Memorial and the Delaware Law Enforcement Memorial, it is guaranteed that your memory will live on in the history of this great nation.

Chief Kevin McDerby (Retired)
New Castle Police Department (DE)

January 12, 2015

Thank you for your service. You have not been forgotten my brother

Herb Fernandez
Detention Corporal
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX
Honor Guard Member

February 12, 2013

Officer Thorn,
Sir, it has taken over 86 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Castle.


U.S. Border Patrol

January 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 87th 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 25, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 25, 2013

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