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Police Officer Charleston V. Hartfield | Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

Police Officer

Charleston V. Hartfield

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch: Sunday, October 1, 2017
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Reflections for Police Officer Charleston V. Hartfield


My condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Charleston V. Hartfield. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police
October 16, 2017

Rest in peace and may God ease the suffering of your family.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R. Otero
DHS/Bureau of Customs & Border Protection
October 15, 2017

I am so very sorry to learn of this uncalled for passing of an officer. It is my fervent hope that the perpetrator(s) are brought to justice and the most severe punishment be inflicted on them.

Rest in peace and may God ease the suffering of your family

Bill Yardley
Former Trooper with Tennessee Highway Patrol
Former Officer with the Gatlinburg Police Department
October 14, 2017

Rest In Peace. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Analyst T.C. Brown
October 13, 2017

Rest in peace. Always remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

DFC Brooks
October 13, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER Hartfield!!!

Nebraska Police Officer
October 13, 2017

The sound of gunfire didn’t matter! You were doing what you did best, saving lives. Now you get to watch over the rest of your brothers and sisters that protect and serve. Rest In Peace Brother.

Special Agent T Williams
October 12, 2017

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Balto. City Fire Dept.
October 12, 2017

Rest in Peace Brother. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and department.

Det Inv Anthony Clary
Covnerse Police Department, TX
October 11, 2017

Rest easy Officer Hartfield. From one 82nd Airborne Trooper to another, you will never be forgotton.

Melvin Paynes
October 11, 2017

Rest In Peace Officer Hartfield, you made the ultimate sacrifice by losing your life while helping others. Your courage will never be forgotten.

Customs & Border Protection Officer Marg
DHS El Paso, TX
October 11, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police
October 11, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service
October 11, 2017

Rest in peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.

October 10, 2017

I salute you, Sir, for your service and sacrifice. May your family, co-workers and friends find solance in knowing that you will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero.

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD
October 10, 2017

Rest In Peace - your sacrifice exudes heroism!

Police Officer Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD
October 10, 2017

Thank you, Officer Hartfield, for your service to the citizens of Las Vegas, NV and your prior service to the country. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow officers of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department during this very difficult time. Thank you for your sacrifice and Rest in Peace Sir.

K. Shipp, Special Agent
Dept. of VA, Office of Inspector General, CID
October 10, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Hartfield. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
October 10, 2017

Hope that your bravery and sacrifice are not soon forgotten. No greater love than to lay down one's life for another. Rest in peace , my brother in blue.

Investigator Gary Spears
County Attorney's Office of Hardin County, Tx.
October 10, 2017

RIP Officer. God bless you and many thanks you for your service.

LEO mom survivor Cindy Borostowski
Wisconsin State Troopers
October 10, 2017

Sir, Thank you for your heroic efforts, may you Rest In Peace. God bless all your loved ones.

Field training office Samuel Steinmetz
Venice Police Department
October 10, 2017

Rest in peace my brother....

OFFICER Alvin Dumas
Bishop State Campus Police Department / Mobile,Al.
October 10, 2017

rest in piece brother you made the ultimate sacrifice to protect everybody im praying for your family

Correctional Officer Matthew Noriega
Nevada Department Of Corrections
October 9, 2017

An unquestionable hero and a real loss to the Thin Blue Line.

Rest in Peace, Brother and may God Bless you and all who know and love you best.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
October 9, 2017

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one who’s blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
October 9, 2017


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