Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Harry Charlton, III

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, June 25, 1971

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Reflections for Patrolman Harry Charlton, III

Almost Thanksgiving just another holiday I remember all the thanksgivings you chose to work so some one-off could be a family having a Thanksgiving dinner I loved you then I love you now I will love you forever

Juanita M Charlton
Wife

November 20, 2021

Can't sleep tonight just reading and thinking of you
Will never forget the happiness and love
We shared seemed forever but it was a short seven years I loved you then and I will love you forever

Juanita M Charlton
Wife

November 11, 2021

Almost Christmas our favorite time of year. 50 years of this year of loneliness and heartache I keep memories close to my heart not a day goes by that I think about Christmas Thanksgiving Monday is it doesn't matter you're always on my mind and my love for you it's just as sure as before
Nothing nor anyone could ever take your place I love you forever all eternal

Juanita M Charlton
Wife

November 6, 2021

Harry every day it might leave other peoples mind but I will always be thinking of you and remembering all the good times we had I will always be your wife forever For time and eternity
I am also grateful that in my heart and my soul but I know for certainty we will be together again until then I love you forever

Juanita M Charlton
Wife

October 16, 2021

Patrolman Charleton,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Richmond. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 25, 2021

My cousin, Harry Charlton III, while he was murdered fifty years ago today still has an impact upon law enforcement in the City of Richmond, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States.

Upon reading some of the reflections, he impacted the lives of several of this fellow officers both in the City and the surrounding counties. These officers impacted the lives of other officers and civilians.

Thank you for your continuing service.

David R. Hawkes
Cousin

June 25, 2021

Harry I miss you
I relive that night over and over you will be the last thought of my life

Juanita M Charlton
Wife

September 16, 2020

Please know that your memory, service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 25, 2020

Missing you terribly
Is time of year was always our favorite time.
Skyline Drive , Shenandoah Park and our most favorite of all Colonial Williamsburg
I will always have and keep close to my heart the memories we made I love you

Juanita M Charlton
Wife

November 6, 2019

I will always remember how knowledgeable you were about the Virginia motor vehicle code. You could cite sections and their section number from memory. It earned you the nickname “Trooper “. Some officers would call you on the radio to get advice on a particular section . You never faltered. Rest In Peace Brother.

Detective Sergeant Ret. Robert Walker
Richmond Police Department

June 25, 2019

Rest in peace Patrolman Charlton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 7, 2019

Harry I miss you SO SO MUCH
And will never stop loving you

Juanita M Charlton
Wife

September 8, 2018

This has not been one of my favorite Summers
The weather brings back the memory of us hanging around the pool. No season can ease my pain of losing you
Our short seven years together prepared me taught me to be patient Not a day goes by that I
Don’t feel blessed to have had you in my life
I often think of Farrah and hope that she has had a better life without him in it
Harry I admit there have been times and continue to be times that it’s hard to breathe when I think of the pain then I start thinking of the good times we had and my breath returns
I loved you then and I love you you know I can’t get through the rough times like June like Thanksgiving or Christmas your birthday Nothing and no one can heal a broken heart ever

Juanita M Charlton
Wife

August 14, 2018

You were an excellent police officer. Your life mattered to those of us who knew and worked with you. You will not be forgotten. Rest In Peace brother.

Detective Sergeant Ret. Robert Walker
Richmond Police Department

June 25, 2018

Here is it a week before Christmas and your birthday
Always a joyful but yet A time of sorrow
A time of sorrow thinking what could have been , thoughts of happiness remembering the beautiful life we had
You are always in my heart
Even for an eternity

Juanita M Charlton
Widow

December 17, 2017

June 25th has never been by favorite date and today was NOT just another day. We all have bad days at times..but let me assure you that what happened 46 years ago will never be made right ..
The pain I have may wane some but JUNE is not that time.
My heart hurts and nothing can ease it.
Grief can hurt so badly one can't breathe
It can sneak up on a soul and one has to work hard to survive
Larry Edward Farrar NEVER EVER expressed his regrets world is better off without him. But WE lost a gentle soul on this date 1971 and I will remember him forever.

Juanita maude
Wiidow

June 25, 2017

Another Christmas Eve another Christmas morning another Birthday
As time goes by this part of December becomes more difficult
I'm grateful for ALL the adventures we had and memories we made.
Never ever thinking we would only be given seven precious years.
If I only recall one special memory each day I have a lifetime of them.

Juanit1a charlton

December 25, 2016

This date in 1964 we became husband and wife..AFTER my day gave you permission. My dad was 5'9" but you 6'2" and weighing at least 25lbs more than he listened with respect and when my daddy warned you with. If you hurt her you will die. You said I UNDERSTAND. Harry we had the best seven years ever...from walks in Maymont Park in Richmond to Hiking on Skyline drive and Appalachian trail. Some of this on motorcycle!! Some in an OLDS convertible.
Memories never go away and I will eternally be grateful for that.
LOVE YOU FOR AN ETERNITY
David would you contact me at [email protected]

Juanita Maude

August 15, 2016

The Richmond Police Department lost an officer 45years ago and I am sure he continues to have an impact upon law enforcement in the city, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States of America.

If you read the testimonials of other officers, several lives and careers were impacted by Patrolman Harry Charlton. And, these officers impacted the lives and careers of other officers and civilians. Yes, he is still making an impact upon the lives of other officers and civilians as I write this.

Rest in Peace, Cousin. Harry Charlton III is my cousin.

David R. Hawkes
Cousin

June 26, 2016

The Richmond Police Department lost an officer 45years ago and I am sure he continues to have an impact upon law enforcement in the city, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States of America.

If you read the testimonials of other officers, several lives and careers were impacted by Patrolman Harry Charlton. And, these officers impacted the lives and careers of other officers and civilians. Yes, he is still making an impact upon the lives of other officers and civilians as I write this.

Rest in Peace, Cousin. Harry Charlton III is my cousin.

David R. Hawkes
Cousin

June 26, 2016

The Richmond Police Department lost an officer 45years ago and I am sure he continues to have an impact upon law enforcement in the city, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States of America.

If you read the testimonials of other officers, several lives and careers were impacted by Officer Harry Charlton. And, these officers impacted the lives and careers of other officers and civilians. Yes, he is still making an impact upon the lives of other officers and civilians as I write this.

Rest in peace, cousin. Harry Charlton III is my cousin.

David R. Hawkes
Cousin

June 26, 2016

You were one our best officers. I remember your encyclopedic knowledge of the motor vehicle code and how we all called you to ask for advice on what section to use for a violation. You are not forgotten. Rest in peace brother.

Robert Walker, Detective Sergeant Ret
Richmond PD

June 25, 2016

Just spending this day reflecting on ALL the living we did between 64&71
Our very short seven years together was filled with love, laughter and adventures
Some wilder than others..these memories have sustained me for the last years.
Charlton was a man of integrity honesty and service. And he made the greatest sacrifice.
I could have asked him to get a safer job. But loved him too much to take that from him.
I am eternally grateful for our short seven years

Juanita Maude
Wife

June 25, 2016

According to the folks at the Richmond Police Museum, you were an expert in traffic accident reconstruction and known by your fellow patrolmen as the Walking Motor Vehicle Code. That is quite a reputation.

Juanita, I would like to offer you my deepest condolences. Harry passed before I had the pleasure of serving with him, but thanks to you, he will be be remembered not only as a dedicated public servant, but as a loving husband.

Former Patrolman
Richmond Police Department

June 25, 2016

Think of you always but mostly during this our favorite season..
Still remember all those trips to Colonial Eulliamsburg
Will love you for all eternity..

Juanita maude
Wife

December 21, 2015

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