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Trooper Charles Andrew Fry

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, September 26, 1987

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Reflections for Trooper Charles Andrew Fry

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 26, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Fry.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 5, 2020

His son worked for me in the 2018 tax season, filing 2017 returns. How I wish he had his father back! There was an El Paso county deputy killed earlier in 2018 when his son worked for me, he went to the funeral. I could clearly see how even other LEO's killed in the line of duty adversely affected Jeff. I know it would do the same to me. We support the blue!!

Chris Stark
Stark Tax Services, Inc

August 13, 2018

Charlie was my brother-in-law. I think of him so often and sometimes can still hear his voice. He was a rascal - with a keen sense of humor and mischievous smile. I know our family is truly proud and grateful he was part of our lives.
It is still so hard to believe. In our hearts forever.

Ruth Sullivan
Sister-in-law

September 26, 2015

Charlie was my hero. I worked with him many years ago. I had been through an abusive relationship and he took time to teach me that I was capable, smart and a beautiful person who could do anything I set my mind to. Without him I would not be the person I am today. Thank you Charlie.

Marie Johnson
former partner

January 26, 2014

I never knew this blog existed. After reading it, I realized how much my father meant to this world. He died two days before my ninth birthday and I will never forget that day. What people don't know about that day is that he coached my hockey team, in uniform, until he had to head off to work. I saw him one more time, when he came home for a quick pee break before attending to another call. I never knew that my life would come crashing down later that evening. Thank you to everyone that has shown tremendous support for my father and all other officers who have payed the ultimate sacrifice.

Jeff Fry
Son

July 8, 2013

Charlie Fry was a great man; a wonderful father; and a good husband. Charlie Fry was my brother.
There are no words to describe our loss. Each time I see his picture I remember our short life together. I loved my brother as no one else could ever know. I shall never forget him.

LtCol USMC Retired
brother

May 10, 2012

Charlie was a great mentor and teacher. I would not have become a State Trooper if not for him. I think of him often and remember him fondly.

Retired Trooper
Colorado State Patrol

May 7, 2012

Rest in Peace, Trooper Fry. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 24, 2012

Trooper Fry - Three Fridays ago, on a very rainy morning, I was in the State Assembly chambers when your name was read off as one of the almost 250 others, during a motion regarding this month's Police Memorial week. I stood next to CSP Chief Wolfinbarger who acknowledged the mention of each and every CSP member.

Thank you for your service to the people of Colorado.
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)

May 10, 2010

To Trooper Charles Fry and his loved ones:

On this the 22nd anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Charles. I am so humbled by your valor and dedication.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Charles gave to his community and the citizens of Colorado, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 26, 1987.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Anonymous

September 26, 2009

I remember the accident very well from all the news reports and I ALWAYS say a prayer for Trooper Fry as I pass over Monument hill on my commute to work at DIA from Colo Spgs. I have always wondered why his flowers were removed from the lightpole at the scene and why a memorial was never placed there.
I pray his family is well.
God Bless!

Deborah
grateful citizen

March 27, 2009

While I was only 10 years old in Alamosa, Charlie was a true role model and a inspiration for my career path. I will always regret seeing a trooper named Fry bring in a prisoner to the El Paso County Jail and I failed to say hello because I thought there would be another day. Thanks Charlie for everything.

Warden Kevin Milyard
CDOC

September 9, 2008

Remembering you today and always.

May 16, 2008

Thank you for your service and I am sure your spirit lives on in those who knew and loved you. Rest in peace, brother.

Trooper
CSP

February 3, 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
Sergeant
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

December 9, 2007

I worked with Charles on the Alamosa Police Department from 1972 to 1975. He was always knowlegable and consistant in his job performance. I learned a lot from his tutelage when I was a rookie. I often remember the good times we had working on the APD and the joy of doing a job that was exciting and challenging. I send my condolances to his wife and family. Charles will be missed by all who knew him.

Patroman/Investigator John H. Kettle
Alamosa Police Department 1972-75

November 9, 2007

Drew-
There is no greater gift than a man that lays down his life for that of another. You are a hero and an inspiration for all those that dare to wear the "Badge".

Trooper
Colorado State Patrol

November 5, 2007

You are not forgotten Sir your sacrafice is remembered and honored. HERO'S NEVER DIE !!

Patrol Officer
W.P.P.D , Colorado

May 24, 2007

He was my mothers Partner in the Alamosa Police Department. My Mother has told me stories about him. By my mothers word is that he was a great friend and Partner. Thank you Charlie.

Keith Gleason
My mothers Partner in Alamosa Colorao

September 26, 2006

I had the honor of working with Charlie in north eastern Colorado in the late 70's. I've tried to emulate him in my career in law enforcement because of his personal and professional ethics. I know that Charlie is missed my all who knew him. He took his commitment to protect the public he served seriously. I knew that if the situation arose, he would give his life for another without a second thought. Unfortunately, it was a senseless and tragic event that took him from us. I will always keep Charlie alive in my heart and thoughts.
Peace my friend.

Investigator Michael Ruhaak
Retail Check Fraud/ Corporate

June 26, 2005

May God continue to grant you eternal peace, and bring comfort and peace to your loved ones.

January 25, 2005

To the widow and the children of Trooper Fry,
I am deeply hurt to hear of Andrews death. I was only 6 years old when he was killed. I want your family to know I will keep you all in my prayers. I am more disgusted at the fact that the man that should still be behind bars for his death is out and will probably kill someone else. When will we learn?
May god be with the fry family

Officer Mark Olson
Atlanta Police Department

December 30, 2004

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