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

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

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

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.

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

My deepest sympathies to Officer Kondek's wife and children. May your wonderful memories help you all through this difficult time. My prayers are with you all.

Molly Feldman
Des Moines Area Community College
Criminal Justice Club President
Ankeny, Iowa

January 12, 2015

I knew Charlie from grade school through high school. I have very fond memories of Charlie. He was always very kind, a gentle giant of a kid. I never heard him say a bad word about anybody. He was very funny and a solid athlete. I will treasure the memories of playing baseball, football, hockey and handball with him.
My deepest condolences to his wife, children and members of the Tarpon springs PD. Very sorry for this tragic and senseless loss.

Sgt. Mike Homan
Suffolk County NY PD

January 9, 2015

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Your family and co-workers are in my prayers.

Jamie Hamlett
Sister of Charles Callemyn EOW 2-17-2007

January 6, 2015

He was a great man, RIP Ofc. Kondek #285. Gone but never forgotten.

SPPD explorer Alex A
St. Petersburg PD

January 5, 2015

Rest in peace Brother.

Lt. A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

January 5, 2015

Thank you brother for your faithful and valiant service, you will be missed. The Lord now welcomes you with open arms. Rest in peace friend.

sergeant barton
garden city pd

January 5, 2015

R.I.P Officer Charlie Kondek., You Are In The Lords Hands Now. Thank You so much for your service, You maybe gone but you will never be forgotten. I will never forget what you have done to save my granddaughter and grandson 4 years ago when some man beat and robbed my daughter at gunpoint pushing my granddaughter in the streets in her stroller when she was just 1 month old flipping her over. You ran in front of the car to save her. You called me to tell me what had happened , you even sat and held my hand until my family was awake and stable. Thank you again for your service. you and your family will always be in my heart and prayers.


January 3, 2015

Thank you for your service Officer Kondek. You did your best to make our crazy world a better place. Rest in peace brother, my condolences to your family.

Sgt (ret) Jerome W Burford
Missouri State Highway Patrol

January 3, 2015

May God Bless you; may your family take solace in the veneration of your service; may all those who go in harms way to protect even the ungrateful of this nation honor your passing with renewed resolve to protect and serve; may your friends honor your sacrifice; and may the citizens of this still great nation take heart from your memorial.

Isaac King; Commander
VFW District 21, Department of Florida

January 3, 2015

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Kondek. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Tarpon Springs Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

December 31, 2014

May God watch over and bless your wife and your six children. And may you rest now in eternal peace brother.

The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

GODSPEED Officer Charles Kondek

Retired L.E.O. Dan Cocca

December 30, 2014

Our entire Staff sends our prayers to the family of P O Kondek and our support to the TSPD. Your dedication to duty and service to this Country will always be honored. RIP our brother.

Commander Griffin
MPS / DOPS OIG Special OPS Chicago

December 30, 2014

I knew this Officer...I lived in Dunedin and was spending the day in Tarpon Springs one day and went to a local pharmacy to get sunscreen. A man quickly stole my purse and ran off before I could even turn around. This officer showed up and gave me $20 out of his pocket and got me a taxi to take me home because I was so shook up. My heart goes out to his 6 children and the mother of these children and will do anything to have my story told so that this Officer will be shown as the kind and gentle person he was to insure my safety and to see that his community was safe. Please contact me if you can get my story told so he will be known for the Officer he was...A good officer who only wanted to do good for the community and go home safely to his family.

Disabled Veteran
A citizen who was saved by this officer

December 30, 2014

May God bless and comfort Officer Kondek's family, friends and work family.

Sergeant Hank Edwards
Bessemer Police Department, Bessemer, Al

December 30, 2014

RIP Brother.

Retired Master Trooper Raymond Griffin
North Carolina Highway Patrol

December 29, 2014

V4C’s first donation will be going to the family of:
Police Officer Charles Kondek
Fatally shot in the Line of Duty responding to a noise complaint. End of Watch, December 21st in Tarpon Springs. Officer Kondek is survived by his Wife and Six Children.

Michael Luik

December 29, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

December 29, 2014

Being a Police Officer for over thirty five years It always pains me when we loose Good Officers. We live in a world where People have no respect for authority nor, them selves. We glorify violence through the sale of video games, we took prayer out of Schools, and we dont punish Criminals the way we should.

God Bless the Men and Women who are our first responders we are unique, and Gods chosen. May God be with us all. God bless Officer Kondek and his Family.

Ricardo Campbell Policer Officer CRT
Dallas Police Department

December 29, 2014

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