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Corrections Officer Charles Frederick Cash

Kentucky Department of Corrections, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, May 9, 1986

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Charles Frederick Cash

There is picture that sits above my father's desk at home. The picture is of a man sitting on a tractor with a little boy on his lap. I smile every time I see that picture. The man in it was Fred Cash, and the little boy is Fred's son, my dad.

Though you passed long before my time on this earth, I love you very much. Thank you for always being my guardian angel, Grandpa Fred.

Until we finally meet at the gates of Heaven,

Faustina Cash

February 10, 2022

Blessed are the peace makers for they shall be called the children of the lord

C/O A Conley Ret.
Ky Dept Corrections

January 14, 2022

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

May 9, 2020

Rest in peace Corrections Officer Cash.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 25, 2019

It was announced today by by the Kentucky Department of Corrections that it will convert an existing prison facility into two separate and distinct prisons. The new facility will be named the Ross-Cash Center . The new facility is named for Patrica Ross and Fred Cash, two fallen Corrections staff members.

Librarian Daryl W.Thompson

July 2, 2015

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

May 9, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 9, 2012

With much love, after 25 years.


May 8, 2011

C.O. Cash,

Today I honor you for the sacrifice you made for the people of the State of Kentucky. You have not been forgotten. Rest easy brother.

Senior Ptlm. J. Anthony Sandoval
Kingsville Police Department

May 16, 2009

RIP.You will always be remembered by the ones who love and knew you.


October 13, 2008

May you rest in peace. Thank you for your service to the public.

Tommy Campbell,Correctional Officer
Kentucky Department of Corrections

April 14, 2008

"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 whos 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 27, 2008

God bless you Charles. Kentucky heroes are never forgotten.

Matthew 5:9

An Ohio brother
Montgomery Co., Ohio

August 13, 2007



May 5, 2007

Rest in peace Officer Cash. You served the people of Kentucky well.

A citizen

April 14, 2007

All my memories of Fred Cash are good ones although there aren't very many, I'm sorry to say. We saw each other only a few times a year; holidays and summer vacations mostly.

I remember him as a conscientious, hardworking, and very honest sort of guy. Farming was his life's ambition and he was very happy that he'd found work in that field. He'd worked as a farm manager in the Corrections system for about ten years. I remember one of his neighbors saying onetime that Fred worked harder at tobacco pulling than anyone he ever knew. It was said that Fred usually stayed out in the tobacco fields twice as long as anyone else. The harder the work, the more he seemed to enjoy it.

Fred and his wife were also very devoted to the Church and always willing to volunteer for parish chores. One his friends at Church told me that he regularly visited the homebound and hospitized parishioners.

Everyone knew that Fred was shy by nature and I sort of suspect that his wife loved him all the more for this. It was plain to see that they were a match made in heaven.

This might sound a little odd, but I think of him whenever I watch "Wheel of Fortune" on TV. It was one of his favorite shows. We watched it together at his house and mine. The Rubik's Cube reminds of him, too. I don't think Fred knew any more about algorithms than I do. He just stuck with the thing until he got it. Over the years, I've heard many times that his favorite flower was the daisy.

When I see Fred in my mind's eye, I remember a snapshot taken on his wedding day out front of the Church. I've seen it many many times on his mother-in-law's sideboard table. It appears to have been the happiest of moments. Fred was a good soul for all I ever knew of him.

December 29, 2006

Tom Louderback

December 26, 2006

No officer should go without reflection. Rest in peace. You aren't forgotten.

Special Officer
Idaho State University

December 27, 2004

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