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

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

Rest in Peace Harry, I was hired the day before you were killed, but I heard of your expertise for many years.

Retired Sgt.John Bowman
Richmond Virginia Police Dept.

June 25, 2015

We will not for get your excellent service and great sacrifice. Rest in peace brother.

Detective Sergeant Ret. Robert Walker
Richmond Police Department

June 25, 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
Texas

June 25, 2015

June 25 is here again..burned into my brain. ALL these years and I still say WHY YOU?
I shall always be grateful for the short time we had.
January of 1964 when we met thru June 25 1971 when you
were so brutally taken from this world were the best time of my life.
My family saw you as a man of integrity,honor and honesty months before I recognized it in you.
You will ETERNALLY remain in my heart
On that fateful day RPD lost one of it FINEST and I lost the love of my life.
But there will be a time when we will be united,of that I am positive!

Juanita maude
Widow

June 24, 2015

Thought of you all month
Miss you every minute of every day

Juanita
Widow

May 20, 2015

HARRY CHARLTON 111 Born DEC 26 1942
A gentle kind soul. On the job and in his personal life..Always dreamed of becoming a law enforcement officer . Richmond Virginia PD was the start. Several years later another dream was fulfilled as he served with distinction as a Virginia State Trooper in his Smoky Bear hat. Two years later he was missing RPD and returned to find Richmond was wherer he most wanted to be. Working as traffic accident investigator and hit and run reconstructor he still took time to work with RED CROSS as well as teaching in the Police Academy. All this while we enjoyed motorcycle riding,camping,cave exploring,hiking and mountain climbing.
He was an OUTSTANDING man and to be gunned down by a coward during a routine traffic stop on Stockton Street was a betrayal to me and all who cared and respected him.
EOW June 25 1971
He has been and always will be in my heart forever.

Juanita maude
Wife

December 26, 2014

I remember pass Christmases just waiting for your shift to end. Just the two of us having time together. Often you traded shifts for other officers with children could spend the day together. We had all the time in the world..or so we thought. Our mantra was "GROW OLD WiITH ME THE BEST IS YET TO BE" Never thought it would be such a short time.
Christmas is still Important to me just not so enjoyable as before 1971
Love you forever and always

Juanita maude
Wife

December 25, 2014

All our days together were the best but Christmas was the favorite.
we only had a few together but it was the best.
You had a habit of swapping shifts so another officer could spend the day with their family and kids. our love for one another made every day Christmas.
But there has never been a normal day in my live since June 25 1971
Always in my heart forever

Juanita maude

December 25, 2014

Fall is almost with us. It reminds me of the motorcycle trips and camping trips on Skyline Drive. One time swimming in moonlight on a chilly night under the stars. NOTHING could stop us. In seven years we built memories that have and will continue to enable me to our time together and I know those memories are eternal.

Juanita maude
Wife

October 3, 2014

Remembering your dedication and selfless service to our community. You were a respected member of our Bureau of Police and will not be forgotten. Rest in peace brother.

Bob Walker Detective Sergeant, ret.
Richhmond

June 26, 2014

Rest In Peace Officer Charlton, our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. You are remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

June 25, 2014

This date has never been just another day since 1971 when Sgt Billy Snell rang my doorbell and escorted me to MCV. The pain was and still is with me but sweet happy memories are also in my heart . These happy memories are always with me and and diminish the painful thoughts. I have learned to forgive. Harry was pleased with who I was and not surprised that I have evolved and have became the strong women he knew I would be.
The support from other people some I never knew helped me along the
way.
All this pain just because a man did an evil thing. My solace is that man will not answer to us but to a higher power. My love for Harry was and is eternal.

Maude wife

June 25, 2014

We knew Harry for such a short time, but I knew him to be an honorable man. I knew he loved my sister, and even in death, I know his love survives. I salute you Patrolman Harry Charlton III.

Lawrence & Gerry Culbertson
Brother & Sisiter in law

November 26, 2013

Remembering your excellent service and honoring your sacrifice. Painful memories but we will not forget. Rest in peace brother.

Det. Sgt. Bob Walker (retired)
Richmond Police

June 25, 2013

Happy Birthday my beloved.
Again another Christmas and Birthday
Just you and me...
No one else will ever know or even understand just how much we cared about each other.

love forever

Maude

December 26, 2012

houses all around have the tinsel and the lights.
The only light I have is the light of love for you that stays in my heart forever and ever..
Our first Christmas,our first together as man and wife, on Westover Blvd will always be the best one ever.
All my family knew you were the best thing that ever happened to us.. We still love and talk of you often.
I will love you forever

Juanita Maude

December 15, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst anniversary year 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 14, 2012

I too have very fond memories of Harry. Had it not been for Harry I would have failed the swimming class during the Police Academy. Harry took the time (during classs and AFTER) to help me to be confident and learn. Harry was most assuredly a KIND, GENTLE GIANT. Thank you my Brother. R.I.P.

Detective James Hickman (Retired)
Richmond Police Department

June 26, 2012

Remembering the sadness and pain of that horrible night. Rest in peace my friend.

Detective Sergeant Robert Walker
Richmond Police, retired

June 25, 2012

Bill(Harry) Charlton,
My husband has never forgotten the good times he and you had, he mentions them many times about this awesome friend he had as a young man and continues to say " He was one tough man and his life was cut short nbecause of someone killing a police officer.. We would love for Juanita to contact us if she would .
He is William Roger Bohon
Chesterfield, Va

MP William R Bohon

June 12, 2012

Harry almost Christmas. A favorite holiday for us.
also your birthday is almost here. My heart is filled with the good memories we made in our SHORT seven years of happiness.
You will always be the reason my heart beats..the memories will never fade

Juanita
wife

December 24, 2011

Forty years and yet it seems like Sgt Billy Snell just rang the doorbell this morning.

I am so thankful that the seven years we had together were filled with joy,love and happiness

I think of you everyday


Maude

Juanita
widow

June 25, 2011

Another year has past since June 25 1971 and my heart still aches. Aches for what we didn't have but joy with the knowledge of what we will have in eternity.
From the beginning of our life together we talked about your life being cut short because of your profession. We came to terms with it. It hurt but I knew your profession
came first but I loved you SO SO much that I accepted it with no regrets. My short seven years as your wife gave me the strenght to be the woman I am.
You would be proud.
Love you forever.

Juanita

January 1, 2011

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