Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Charles Harold Gates

Marion County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

End of Watch Wednesday, October 25, 1967

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Charles Harold Gates

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Gates.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 1, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 50th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 25, 2017

I can remember Mr. Gates' death all too clearly. Two deaths in one week is hard to forget. Even at 70 yrs old, memories of that week are clear as the clear blue sky.

The Sunday morning following Mike's fathers death, Oct 27, 1967 my mother, Dorothy Helen Stientjes, died of a heart attack. My father had left early that morning to fly to the west coast to purchase lumber for Pella Corp.

I had just arrived back in Denver on Oct 25, the day of Mr. Gates' death, having completed my basic training and AIT at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

Dr Vander Mullen, who delivered me in 1944 into this world, called me to tell me of her passing. It was 8am, and my father's plane would have a 1hr layover in Denver at 9am. He told me I had to go to the Denver Airport and meet him at the gate. A day I will not forget. Nor the week for that matter.

They both rest in peace.

2 Lt Steven E. Stientjes
US Army, and close friend of the deceased son

December 27, 2014

Having lost both of my parents, I know fully how the impact of their death remains. When taken from you while providing for the safety of others is a sacrifice not forgotten. I was in my second year teaching at Corning, Iowa. The news of his being shot on duty spread rapidly. It was a sad day in Pella. I was a high school classmate with his son and we remain friends today.

Ron Zwank

December 27, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 47th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 4, 2014

Rest in Peace, Deputy Gates. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 3, 2014

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

This writer is pleased that justice was quickly served on your behalf


October 20, 2007

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

October 25, 2004

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