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

Our hearts go out to Officer Kondek's family. Everyday policemen put themselves in harm's way to protect us and thank God for each one. Knowingly that they may someday pay the ultimate price for their service and continue their bravery every day, how can we ever truly thank them. Officer Kondek will be missed by all and the Tarpon Springs Police Department will never be the same with him gone. GOD BLESS the family and RIP Officer Kondek.

Most of my family has been in law enforc
State & Federal

December 29, 2014

As the mother of a soldier I have a deep respect for all first responders and those who willingly put themselves between those they serve and danger. Words cannot express what many in the country feel when they pay the ultimate sacrifice. I extend my condolences to the family of Officer Kondek and the Tarpon police department. This country has lost a great man and a hero. RIP, Officer Kondek.

Wendy Kaczmar
Army Mom, Virginia

December 28, 2014

RIP Brother. You made the ultimate sacrifice. We'll take the watch from here

Ptl. Sean Murphy
Eatontown Police Dept.

December 28, 2014

My prayers are with your family sir. Your willingness to serve and protect will not be forgotten.

Deputy Bill Schuldies/Badge 139
Coconino County Sheriff's Department

December 28, 2014

R.I.P.. my brother in blue.

K9 officer Robin Weiner
Golden Beach Florida

December 28, 2014

Thoughts and Prayers from Indiana Blue Knights.

The Thin Blue Line has been torn but We Shall Remain Steadfast.
We Stand With Your Family, Friends and Fellow Officers.

Rest in Peace Brother Charles Kondek.

Glen Wheat
Blue Knights LEMC - GLRC Secretary

December 28, 2014

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over three years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

December 28, 2014

To the family, you have my deepest sympathy for your loss. As a retired disabled Leo I share your pain. He died a true hero. His service will never be forgotten!

Retired Sgt. C Cosimi Pasco S.O.

Retired Sgt. C. Bo Cosimi
Pasco S.O. Fl.

December 28, 2014

Dear Sir, I know how much hate and violence is in the streets, and how you devoted your life to protect the innocent. I am sorry for your loss and wish to extend my deepest sympathies to your family during this difficult time.

Gary Samuel Besner

December 28, 2014


"I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above."


Doug Gist, Captain (ret) Washoe SO, NV.
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, Virginia City, NV.

December 27, 2014

We will not forget the ultimate sacrifice you made for the rest of us. “There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.” (John 15:13 on National LE Memorial). God bless you and may you rest in peace.

SAIC/Director Bill Chandler
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

December 27, 2014

RIP brother. You made the ultimate sacrifice. Your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. Please watch over us as we continue the shift and fight the fight against crime and evil.

Deputy Erin Burke

December 27, 2014

May Charlie's legacy inspire future officers. We need real men in society...and Officer Kondek remains that role model for all to remember.

Thank you for your service, Sir. Our prayers to the Kondek family. May the Holy Spirit heal the pain of your deep loss, but may these tributes give you some comfort at this difficult time.

Lori Roberts, Atlanta, GA

December 27, 2014

May God wrap his arms around you and your family.
R.I.P. Brother.

Detective - Retired
Elmhurst Police-Illinois

December 27, 2014

This is truly another sad story of what officers face everyday.
Judges and our court system has to be more controlling in not allowing these vicious criminals back out on the street. Filling the streets with these dangerous parolees endangers every officer more & more each day. It also increases the amount of protection needed for the public due to these animals roaming the streets. This criminal will go to jail on our tax payers dollar, the officer's family tax payer dollars while he will be able to watch TV, eat a hot meal everyday. Why was he paroled in the first place? Sadly, we will continue to pay tax payer $$ out of our pockets. Where's the justice???

Joyce McDaniel - Citizen
No Relation - Served in Franklin Twsp. Police Dept. NJ 1972-1982

December 27, 2014

Rest in peace Officer Kondek. My deepest Sympathy goes out to the officer's family, police family and dearest friends. I have handled too many of these incidents and it doesn't get any better. The pain never goes away.
God, please watch over Officer Kondek, his family and police family.
Rest in peace Officer Kondek as God will watch over your family, police family and friends as they will never be forgotten. I have been doing this job for sixteen years and it never gets easier.

Dispatcher, Angela Strantz
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Deptment

December 27, 2014

To Officer Kondek's Family,
I am so sorry for your vicious loss. I know he put on his uniform with devotion to his city, but one morning he didn't come home. Reach out to C.O.P.S. for assistance in our grief.
God Bless.

New Port Richey citizen

December 27, 2014

For Police Officer Charles Kochen:

The law-officer, many times alone, gets calls to check on what appear routine, but odd, complaints and as a result is slain. The perpetrator is a bona-fide vicious killer and no reason, if any at all, is obvious for his murderous actions. Generally, the public reels at occasions when the officer must either kill or seriously wound such an individual including asking why such severe actions might have to be taken. To the law-officer it becomes an excessive burden to be bear the questions of what are mostly either unknowing or uncaring types who are at times exasperating to serve and protect.
We regret that our brother Charlie would be the next law-officer to die at the hands of a deranged, murderous and wretched human being. Such is our lot.
We pray for Charlie's family, co-workers, friends and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one anther in the days ahead.
As a retired state trooper and Lake County (FL) deputy sheriff I stand those who are proud to render Officer Charlie Kochen, a noble and exceptionally brave soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

December 26, 2014

R.I.P. brother, you served your city well and you won't be forgotten. You walk the beat up above now and we will all join you one day. God bless!

Deputy Chad Lucas
Pasco County Sheriff's Office

December 26, 2014

RIP BROTHER. May you be with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

December 26, 2014

Thank you for your years of service to the community. You will be missed by everyone, even those who did not have a chance to meet you directly. We have lost yet another brother and the world is lessened by that loss.

Don Haines- Former Chief of Police
Shepherdstown, WV PD

December 26, 2014


CONSTABLE Michael DeFalco

December 26, 2014

Officer Kondek, you are a true HERO. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

John Colombo
Just a concerned Homosassa resident

December 26, 2014

I give my sincere condolences to the family and fellow officers of Officer Charlie Kondek. May the Lord God bring comfort to your hearts. Thank you Officer Kondek for your diligent and sacrificial service.

Ofc: Corey Steib
Orlando Health Security Department

December 26, 2014

I pray for these officers and their families. God is still ever so present in our hearts and minds. This will not shake our close knit family but it does bring sorrow to us for officers who are doing what is right to protect others. What must we sustain to end this? It is by God's grace that we carry on the fight, never giving up. I pray for peace and unity among us all. May God grant these officers eternal rest.

Marshal B. Tindle
City Of Killeen Marshals Office/Former Shreveport PD

December 26, 2014

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