Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Charles Roger Kondek, Jr

Tarpon Springs Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Reflections for Police Officer Charles Roger Kondek, Jr

Missing you a lot lately. Our kids seem to be struggling lately too. I wish you were here to see the way they honor you. Next month, our son will graduate from the police academy. He carries you with him in everything he does. You’d be so proud of the five babies we worked so hard to raise.

I love you and I miss our life here.

- Me

Teresa Kondek, proud widow of
Officer Charles Kondek, Jr. #285
NYPD 1991-1996
Tarpon Springs Police Dept
1997 a EOW 12/21/14

January 22, 2019

I just read the same letter from your wife. As we close out the year, we will never the sacrifice of those that have gone before us. You have paved the way for us to the gates of heaven.

Deputy Sheriff Los Angeles
County Sheriff

December 31, 2018

I just read a beautiful open letter to future police officers your wife wrote-it was very touching and full of hard earned wisdom. On this 4th anniversary of your heroic sacrifice know that you are not forgotten and your life touched many. God bless you and your family!

Major Mike Smathers
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

December 21, 2018

Charlie was a good guy. My son and him grew up together in NY. Charlies dad was a detective in NYPD. Chuck is missed every day.

Detective (retired) NYPD Ed Hart.
Charlie was my friend and a brother.

October 4, 2018

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 12, 2018

Rip sir


Godspeed to your family, friends and your agency.

K. Brooks
Houston P. D.

K Brooks
Houston Police Dept

September 8, 2018

Memories of you will forever remain in my heart. I light candles in my home. Wish I could keep a candle that always burns...I know you are like a guardian angel to me.

Your Little Cousin Nati
Cousin

June 6, 2018

I was sitting at my kitchen table reading about the sentencing hearing when I looked up and saw your name, etched on the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall, framed and hanging on my wall. I remembered when you, Ed Miller and I went to the Lighting game long ago, around 2000, 2001 or so. Ed started joking around about going to Mons Venus on the way home, teasing that if Teresa found out, she'd let you have it. We didn't go, of course. But the laugh was great anyway.

It was my honor escort you to the medical examiner, and wait with you there that awful morning. I carry your coin everywhere, and it has traveled the world with me. When in NYC last year I met with some of your old co-workers from the 34th precinct, and two of the older men remembered you well, a testament to kind of man you were. They escorted me and Heidi around Washington Heights, showing me where it was you would have patrolled. Seemed the least I could do for a good man like you. I gave them another coin I had, and a pamphlet from your funeral, and they now rest in a display case in the 34th.

I think about you often, and will continue to do so. And I sometimes faintly hear your goofy laugh when you told jokes in read off on relief shift .

Rest easy, friend.

Barry T. Wireman
TSPD retired

March 23, 2018

May he Rest In Peace forever more sir.you will never be forgotten.

ANGELA BETH HARTMAN

March 22, 2018

To my husband who was always my hero, the kids and I miss you more each day. Those who truly loved you have NEVER left our side. Your brothers and sisters in BLUE and the community have held us up and continue to hold us every day. I'm so grateful for them and will never forget who stood with us on this broken journey.

Time has raced by but the pain of not seeing you, hugging you, and hearing you laugh gets harder each day. I miss our talks, I miss how much fun we had, I miss seeing you hug our children and hearing you tell me how happy you were.

As your widow, I'm doing my best to raise our children but it kills me to see them hurt so much. We struggle so much Charlie. I promise to hug the kids extra tight for you, just as you did every single day of their lives. They are the closest thing I have left of you and I can't imagine life without them in it. I know how much you adored them and how proud you were to be their father. You were our world and I'm so happy you knew that.

Thank you for choosing me and giving me the best part of your life. Thank you for making the kids and I your entire world. We are so broken but at peace knowing we made every day with you count. I'll remember what you always told me... "It's just you and me mama"

Until I see you again.

I love you Charlie.

Teresa Kondek,
Proud widow of Officer Charles Kondek, Jr.

Teresa Kondek
Proud widow & mother of Holly, Charles, Andrew, Brandon, Aleena Kondek

January 25, 2018

Your killer pled quilty for murder in the first degree. He will have a sentencing hearing whether he gets life or death. Love a miss you Chucky. Our family has no regrets son you did what you had to

Retired Detective investigator Charles
New York City Police Department

October 26, 2017

Think of you and your beautiful wife and children often. Wish you were here to see their milestones.

D. Walker
Forensic Science Specialist
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Largo, FL

August 26, 2017

Happy birthday son. Still can't believe your gone. Seems like yesterday you were in Plainedge high school playing football. Love and miss you my boy. RIP

Retired Detective investigator Charles
New York City Police Department

July 5, 2016

Happy birthday son. I miss you very much. Love you my son

Retired Detective investigator Charles
New York City Police Department

July 5, 2016

RIP

I am retired NYPD. Probably hired about the same time as the deceased. I recently bought a condo a few miles from the scene, and I passed by tonight just to see the scene. I didn't see any type of memorial or anything like that at the scene. Does anyone know if there is a memorial garden or something like that elsewhere?

Sgt Charles Blatt
NYPD

February 16, 2016

Being in the Honor Guard, I was sent to be a part of your funeral services/procession. I was impressed by the showing of support by both fellow law enforcement as well as the citizens. As I was going through the recent LOD deaths, I thought if you and that day. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. RIP and see you when I see you.

Sr. Deputy Michael Soles #3541
St. Johns County Sheriff's Office

August 29, 2015

To my brother:

The Broken Chain

We little knew that morning
That God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
You left us precious memories
Your love is still our guide.
And though we cannot see you
You are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same.
But as god calls us one by one
The chain will link again.

I love and miss you so much Charlie.

NYPD/TSPD Police Officer

EOW 12*21*14

Laurie Kondek-Riddle
One of his Lil sisters forever

May 18, 2015

Charlie,
I want you to know that we Love & Miss You Beyond Words. It still, to this day, does not seem real to any of us. There is just so much that we wanted to say to you, but I know that one day we will all have that chance. You are and always will be "OUR HERO"! Not a day goes by that we do not think about you. Daddy is so proud to call you his son and me, Lisa, Jenny and David are proud to call you our big brother. I love you chuck. Until we meet again..

Your Lil sister Laurie

Laurie Kondek-Riddle
One of his Lil sisters forever

May 18, 2015

They will read your name out loud this week in Washington DC. Along with all the other men and women who bravely protected the streets of this country. It still doesn't seem real. I know mommy welcomed you with open arms, as did grandma and grandpa. We miss you here brother. I love you. Until we meet again...

One of your many surviving siblings. Jen
None

May 10, 2015

As anyone reading this probably already believes, sacrifices made by those who serve are extremely under-appreciated by America's Citizens.

I am an Engineer who worked in DOD and private sector enterprises who never got the chance to serve in anyway. I graduated HS in 1975 and freinds coming back from VN convinced me college was the way to go, which I did.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you thank you thank you for being on the front lines able to "go to the apartment complex at 2:00 AM" to respond. Am making a donation soon after typing this, THANK YOU

Civilian
Citizen benefitting from thos who serve

May 5, 2015

I worked with Charlie in the 34 pct(NYPD). It was horrible news to hear of your death especially right after Liu and Ramos. God grant that you may rest in peace. Condolences to your loved ones, watch over them from heaven.

Lt. Kevin Fox ret.
NYPD

March 15, 2015

Rest in Peace Police Officer Charlie Kondek. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

March 4, 2015

RIP brother, we will take your watch as you rest peacefully in gods kingdom.

Sheriff Explorer Chris Teare
Lucas County Sheriff Office

February 3, 2015

Been a little over a month now since you were taken from us, Charlie. You are definitely missed and will forever be remembered.Im very glad that I had the chance to work with you on our shift this past summer. Miss you man!

Officer Joshua Kennedy
Tarpon Springs PD

January 31, 2015

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Charles was killed.

To the Kondek family, fellow officers, and all who call Charles beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned with you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Kondek gave to his community and the citizens of Florida, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 21, 2014

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 14, 2015

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