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Patrolman Ignatius John Charlie

Alakanuk Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch Friday, May 10, 1985

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Reflections for Patrolman Ignatius John Charlie

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 25, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 10, 2018

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 10, 2015

Patrolman Charlie, no place in America does a cop seem to face what you face in Alaska. The cold, the long bright nights and short dark days added to the crime which we all deal with. I have much admiration for you cops in your state, especially those who paid the ultimate price, though of course, it's not something you chose to do. Your murderer is nothing but a footnote in your life's story and a meaningless being, you are the exact opposite.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

May 10, 2014

I was City Manager of Alakanuk when you applied for the job. You wanted it so badly. Thank you for your dedication and service. I have never forgotten you.

Winifred Chikigak, family friend
Friend of I John Charlie

August 20, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

October 30, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 21, 2012

25 years may have passed but you have not been forgotten by those that love you dearly. For all that time and for however long they walk this earth they will have that hole in their hearts and miss you with all their soul. Continue to watch over all of them.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 10, 2010

we are so proud of you,i named my first son after you and i salute him on may 10th every year for you thanks for being out dad brother and mom's SON

joy pavila"charlie"

May 27, 2009

we are very proud of you we always think of you just as if were yesterday thanks for everything and we miss you remember the song that use to come on the radio seasons in the sun every time it came on you would say joy this is for you. thanks for helping mom raise us your sister joy

joy pavila "charlie"

May 26, 2009

we miss you so much it still feels like yesterday we think of you alot i want to thank you of how you help mom raise us we are so proud of you i named my oldest son after you and i call him all the time on may 10 ever year to salute him i remember the last words i told you I LOVE YOU JOHNNY AND I'm glad i said that rest in peace

sister, Joy pavila

May 25, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 24th 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 the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 20 years after you were killed.

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

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 10, 2009

You are gone but not forgotten and are always in our thoughts and prayers.
We will never forget you and your sacrifice.

Sergeant David Jones
Alaska State Troopers

May 9, 2008

What a sad story and yet an inspirational story of a dedicated cop! You sir, are not forgotten by your brothers and sisters of the badge. Rest easy brother, we have the watch from here.

Chief John Millan
Galena AK PD

January 18, 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

July 25, 2007

to the fallen officer of alakanuk alaska I salute you.

SPC Isidore, James C.
Alaska National Guard

February 25, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

December 10, 2006

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Charlie. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

November 2, 2006

Your death was so senseless.May you Rest in Peace safe in the Arms of The Lord.

May 10, 2006

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

(Formerly of Seward Alaska)

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 6, 2004

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