Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Policeman Charles A. Caraccilo

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, June 21, 1973

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Reflections for Policeman Charles A. Caraccilo

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved on stone monuments but what is woven into the lives of others.” (By Pericles)
I remember your EOW......it struck a familiar and sad chord. Rest In peace.

Nancy
Surviving spouse of Roger Warren Jr. LAPD Van Nuys Div. eow 5/8/67

June 21, 2019

Chuck was a good friend to my dad and me. He would let me sit on his motor unit when he stopped by the house on rayen street. My dad claims he introduced him to his wife. He was a real easy going and nice guy. I have never forgotten him or his kindness.

john robert miller
friend

July 11, 2018

Sir, today marks the 45th anniversary you gave the ultimate sacrifice. I just wanted to pay my respects and honor you today and that although you are gone Sir, you are not forgotten. Godspeed

Sergeant
LAPD

June 21, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 45th anniversary of your EOW.

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

June 21, 2018

Policeman Caraccilo I never met you I was a little boy when you were murdered 44 years ago I grew up to became a proud LAPD officer now in my 23 year. Today on 44th anniversary that you were tragically murdered I just wanted to say thank you for your service which you gave the ultimate sacrifice. You are gone Sir but not forgotten. God bless you Sir and your family.

Sergeant
LAPD

June 21, 2017

I witnessed the shooting, ran to Officer Caraccilo, held him in my arms and was about to give him mouth to mouth restoration when he took his last breath and died in my arms. I will never forget how hard he fought to stay alive and how bad I felt that I could not save him. To this day I can't stop thinking about him.
Years ago I attempted to get in touch with his family but no luck.
If anyone knows the family please tell them how sorry I was/am for their loss. Dwight

Dwight
Stranger

May 3, 2017

Policeman Caraccilo its been 43 yrs since that June day you were shot and killed. I still have vivid memories of you lying in the street covered by a white sheet. Your service revolver laying next to your body.

Rest in peace MARY QUEEN 25

Detective
retired Copper

July 7, 2016

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

June 21, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 21, 2015

While I did not know you...I came on the job in 81, but remember the "old salts" telling stories about you. I am now nearing the end of my career and makes me think about your family - what happend to your kids and wife. I hope things worked out for all of them over the years. My thoughts are with you and yours, even after all of these years.

Kevin Coffey, Ser 23476, Juvenile Division

D-III
LAPD

October 1, 2013

I was 12 years old and lived a block from where Officer Caraccilo was shot on that terrible day. I have never forgotten this tragedy and the family of this officer has been in my thoughts and prayers since then.

Robin Lifsey

November 13, 2012

Oh how my father your best friend still misses you! Every time we would leave the house we would drive by where you were shot with the bullets holes still in the apartment building that took them yrs to repair. When I go to Van Nuys division I stop and say hello to u say a prayer while touching your picture. Even though I was just a teenager it still hurts! Miss you! Gone but not forgotten! Much Love

Terri Z

October 24, 2012

Oh how my father your best friend still misses you! Every time we would leave the house we would drive by where you were shot with the bullets holes still in the apartment building that took them yrs to repair. When I go to Van Nuys division I stop and say hello to u say a prayer. Even though I was just a kid it still hurts! Miss you

Terri Z

October 24, 2012

RIP Sir, you served well on a fine department.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

June 21, 2012

Almost 39 years since Chuck has been gone. I rode motors with him on a valley task force of about 21 or so motor officers. Most of us were on duty the night he was killed. He was one of the nicest guys you would ever want to know and I have never forgotten him.
Rest in peace Chuck.

Ed Wosnak Policeman 2+2
LAPD

May 10, 2012

A very kind and soft spoken individual. my dad introduced Chuck to his wife. i would sit on his lapd motorcyle when he came by to visist. i have never forgotten his kindness towards me and our family.

so gald to see this posted so as not to forget the fallen in the line of duty.

john miller/retired fire captain
old friend

March 14, 2012

Chuck..you were my fourth LAPD funeral, but you were the first Policeman, Motor Officer that I observed at the scene. We were not close friends, I had a total of 27 months, including the academy. I was a slick sleeve. But I remember you..you would always answer me, when I greeted you, in the hallway or roll call. We worked Van Nuys Div, we didn't work Traffic Divisions yet, and all of us, patrol, traffic..Motors, attended the same roll call. What a salty group you guys were! How I envied you, how much I wanted to be on motors. Well Chuck I finally aspired to being a Motor Officer, after ten years on the job. I retired with 37 years, four years ago, but whenever us 'older' motor cops get together and tell war stories, your name always comes up! God Bless you Chuck, and I hope to see you once again, in the future. Keep those streets safe!

MotorOfficer/PoliceMAN John "JJ" Leonard
LAPD-VTD

March 6, 2012

Rest in Peace, Policeman Caraccilo. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

I just finished listening to several "war stories" from my dad about the days when he worked patrol with Charles "Chuck" Caraccilo, Foothill Division, 1965. You can only imagine some of the stories from back in those days. My dad retired from LAPD after 30 years. God bless you Officer Caraccilo and your family. Rest in peace.

Michael Yocum, Sergeant
Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department

October 3, 2011

Policeman Caraccilo - I belive your death scene photo was shown to us in the academy. It made a lasting impression. Thanks for your service to the people of Los Angeles. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 15, 2010

Rest in Peace buddy, thank you for your service...keep watch on us from above, and save a spot for me at roll call on St.Michaels PD.

Brother in Blue
Policeman Phoenix PD

January 27, 2010

Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy
Prince George's County Police, Maryland

August 6, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and thirty-second anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

June 21, 2009

Chuck left this world to soon.As a young police officer, we spent many cold nights working 16A4, the Sylmar car. Charlie was a good street cop who tried desperately to keep me out of trouble and for that I thank him.Charlie you are always in my thoughts.

Det/Sgt Chrtis Biller
LAPD Former partner

March 26, 2009

Gone but never forgotten.

Anonymous

February 4, 2009

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