Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

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

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

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