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Police Officer Charleston Vernon Hartfield

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Sunday, October 1, 2017

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Reflections for Police Officer Charleston Vernon Hartfield

Charleston, thank you for your service, your caring humanity, and everything you did for your fellow humans daily!

My 2 youngest daughters and their step-sis (all adults) were there 1-Oct; your actions and guidance and selflessness helped save their lives!

Reading and re-reading your book "Memoirs of a Public Servant" has honestly helped ease the pain of that night and the loss of your life; not completely, but somewhat...

Thank you again, and special thanks to your amazing family, Veronica, Ayzayah, and Savannah; they have made you proud, Officer Hartfield!




August 20, 2020

There is nothing more selfless and heroic then your actions that day sir. You are a true hero, rest in peace always knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 12, 2020

Rest easy brother. Your sacrifice saved many, and you will never be forgotten.

Kaden Todd

April 13, 2020

Rest in eternal peace by brother. Because of your good heart you helped many survive at the risk of your self. My condolences again to your family.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 1, 2018

I hope everyone will find comfort in Acts 24:15 - "And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." Until we see our loved ones again on an earthly Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 24, 2018

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

To the Hartfield 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 for you and your heroic actions undertaken to save others even off duty.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Hartfield gave to his community and the citizens of Nevada and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 1, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 20, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you HERO for your sacrifice and service to this country. I pray for your family, friends and coworkers. May God give your family the strength.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 10, 2018

I don’t know how to start this but I wonna start off by saying that im truly thankful for your service. I want to say thank you for choosing such a noble path. I want to say thank you for serving our country. I too was there at the concert with you, it still haunts me every day that so many peoples life’s were taken that night. It was that night and that specific night that made me realize that I wanted to be in law enforcement. It was brave actions like yours that showed me that there are good people out there still who are willing to put everything on the line to help another. It was your actions that made me feel so happy when I got the news that I had been hired by LASD . It was your actions that made me brave enough to get back up from that night and keep going and to persue what I wanted to do in life and to continue where you left off by serving a community to make a difference in people’s life. I don’t know why I was fortunate enough to live but it’s in your honor that I want to put others needs in front of mine and to make this world a better place every chance I get. So I thank you for all that you have done and I want to say one last time thank you and I’ll do everything to carry on your name

Benjamin Caldera

February 25, 2018

I remember being at the Route 91 Festival the night of the shooting on October 1st, 2017. I remember hearing the gun shots and taking cover behind a wooden bar with my sisters and friends. I don't think any of us that were present that night will ever forget how that night was. As many lives that were lost that night there was that many more heroes, but some heroes who gave it all they had and laid down their life for others as Officer Hartfield did. We live in a world now that Officers/Deputies being killed in the line of duty is the new normal. We see some Officers/Deputies that go above and beyond for others and not many people seem to acknowledge that. The opinion of individuals talking about law enforcement now is so negative. It's hard to see people not appreciate, respect, and support law enforcement personnel when their job is to be there for everyone regardless of who it is in a time of need. I am thankful to have had an example like Officer Hartfield. He's set an example to me and I'm sure others of what being humble and having a heart to serve defines. Officer Hartfield, I'm thankful for you and helping people like us that night of chaos. May the Lord bless you for your selflessness, always. God Bless.


February 25, 2018

So sorry to hear of the loss of this fine officer. May God watch over the Family and Fellow Officers that put their lives on the line for us everyday. We all lose when one of these heroes fall.

D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

November 26, 2017

I shall never forget that night.; I was one of the first to alert folks here in Southern California that there was an active shooter. Although I did not personally know Charles, He and I had several mutual friends. There were many who I personally-know who were in-attendance at that music festival. Several who my daughter knows were wounded. While appearing as a guest on a Washington, DC area radio show discussing this tragic incident, I was Honored to have A Hartfield Family member unexpectedly-call-in. Having attended so-many law enforcement / armed forces funerals, I now avoid such events, and I regretfully-informed A Family Member that I could not emotionally-handle attending The Home-Going Ceremony. Charles’ Mother found Her Loss so-devastating that She joined Him two days after the Home-Going Ceremony.

May They Both now Rest-In-Peace.

Michael B. Parlor

November 19, 2017

Rest in peace. Thank you for your service sir.

Police Officer Zachary Rice
Stringtown Police Department

November 2, 2017

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

October 31, 2017

Rest in peace my brother. Prayers to you and family.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 31, 2017

RIP Officer. Prayers to your blood, love and blue families.

Deputy Sheriff Nebraska 9815 Terri Van H
Rock County Sheriff's Office

October 31, 2017

Rest In Peace and Thanks for your service to our country!

EMT-I Glenn Helmly
Chatham County EMS

October 28, 2017

A portion of a letter written by President Abraham Lincoln, printed in the Boston Evening Transcript on November 25, 1864.

“I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.

I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
Abraham Lincoln”

Police Officer M. Reuss
Eagan MN Police Department

October 25, 2017

RIP Officer Hatfield. My sympathies to your family, colleagues and fellow soldiers.

William Farrell
US Army Military Police Ret.

October 24, 2017

Our condolences to the family! ❤️ R.I.P

Non-affiliated recruit Leila Hauck

October 23, 2017

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

PTLM Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD

October 22, 2017

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

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