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Narcotic Agent II Charles Matthew Holmes

Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, April 11, 1995

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Reflections for Narcotic Agent II Charles Matthew Holmes

Hey Charlie ( AKA ) Babe!! It’s going on 29 years I’ve been without you this has been a hardest 29 years of my life that I’ve had to face this world without you. There’s not a day go by that I don’t think about you or miss you. You will forever be, and my heart, I will fight to the day. I leave this earth, with every breath in my body. I will fight for which A.G to acknowledge and no and understand who you were or should I say who you are!!! I’m not happy the way things have gone, but I am thankful and grateful that the plaque has been put up in the AG’s office on the 16th floor. As soon as you walk out the elevator of you and another plaque has been placed at the new location of the office that you worked at But other than that there has been no honoring so I’m not understanding the article stated that April 11 will honor you. I’m not asking for a whole lot all I wanna know is how is it going to be 10 AM 12 noon just a moments of silence I’m not asking for a parade. I’m not asking for a big luncheon but I think an acknowledgment at least five minutes two minutes will be
appropriate. Charlie I got your back you will get was owed to you and the world or should I say Pennsylvania how your widow and your children were treated after 30+ years of serving the USA Army Reserves Rank Command Sergeant Major and protecting the State of Pennsylvania, and Phila. PD. What a impeccable career you’ve had. I’m so heartbroken about the disrespect and treatment to ur name, our Twins and myself.
I love you with all my heart I’ll never find another love as genuine as you were.
It’s OK because the 15 years that we spent together I feel like there will be no one that can make me as happy and whole and complete as you have made me. God please continue to give me strength

Stefanie Holmes
Wife ( Widow )

February 3, 2024

Thank you for your service, both military as well as police, and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

April 11, 2021

Rest in peace narcotic Agent II Holmes.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 7, 2020

Charles M. Holmes
It was done, thanks to Chief Kelly Agent in Charge and Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Those two men made it happen. I’m so happy that it was finally done. Neither man said it didn’t happen on my watch. They came together and made it happen and put a smile on my face and happiness back in my heart. Which I’m so thankful. We should all take a lesson out of there book. We’re family that’s what Attorney General Josh Shapiro said to me at the retirement party for Chief Kelly. Even thou I haven’t known the Chief long he’s one man that I would like to stay in my life! To you AG Josh Shapiro I’m here for what ever u need of my family. Ur a great man of Integrity. It’s very hard on the familys when there Love one put that uniform on and go out to protect and serve. There’s always a thought in ur mind that ur love one may never come home. It makes me feel good that 23 years later two great men made this day happen for agent Charles M. Holmes. We’re Forever grateful with nothing but
Love in our hearts!!

The widow and Children of
Agent Charles M. Holmes
Stefanie,Nikkita and Charles Jr. Holmes

Stefanie Holmes

February 2, 2019

Agent Holmes: It was so unfortunate that for many years after your death there was little, if any, recognition or memory of your service or sacrifice within the Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General. However, we want you to know that on April 11, 2018 -- precisely 23 years after your death -- Pennsylvania's current Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, enacted a Proclamation making April 11th of each subsequent year "Agent Charles M. Holmes Day" in the office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General and that each year a brief ceremony in your honor will ensure that you, your life, and your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten again.

In addition, this year more than 40 Agents from the Office of took your widow and son to Washington D.C. during Police Memorial Week to honor you. Once there, your son did an etching of your name on the walls of honor and that etching will be part of the memorial that will be created inside of the Attorney General's office in time for the ceremony being planned for April 11, 2019.

Finally, I need to mention that all of this may have never happened if the Officer Down Memorial Page did not exist to help keep alive the names and the sacrifices of America's heroes. Sincere thanks and kudos to all involved with this worthwhile project!

Chief William Kelly, Agent in Charge
Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General

January 4, 2019

Agent Holmes,

The men and women of the PA Office of Attorney General will never forget the sacrifice you made for the people of Pennsylvania. It was an honor to celebrate your life this year with your family in Washington, D.C. for the Police Memorial Day services. We are forever in your debt and hope to continue your legacy everyday. God bless you and your family.

Special Agent
Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General

October 25, 2018

Charlie, I'll never forget the years we spent together (15) years I have had you in my life. I'm so greatful to have been your wife and the mother of your twins. Charlie you were a man of integrity and honesty. The world has no idea of what was lost the day you left us. Each and everyday my heart hurts, and my eyes fill with tears missing you wanting to hear ur sweet voice telling me everything will be ok. Then I open my eyes to find your still not here. But even in your absence from us your family life is so very hard. People not knowing or respecting who ur were and what you stood for. Life was so simple when you were here. But I'm dedicated to reminding this world who and what Charles M. Holmes Sr. The Agent 11 of the Attorney General Office in Pa/ Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserves was all about. Most of all your children will know!!! I love you and miss you soooooo much!! R.I.P Babe Until we meet again..

Stefanie M. Holmes
Wife ( Widow )

May 15, 2016

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

April 11, 2015

It was truly an honor to have served with my commrade and fellow soldier!
I will never him or the wisdom he shared with me!

Staff Seragent GUY W MILLER

March 5, 2015

Rest In Peace Dad! Wish I could say that I got to know you before you left but your twins are making you proud and we will always love you and miss you forever and everr.

Love your daughter,
Nikkita Holmes <3


June 28, 2012

Rest in peace sir, you are remembered today and everyday


December 24, 2008



May 5, 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

January 23, 2008

Know that we remember and will never forget. Rest in peace my friend.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

April 11, 2007

To Narcotic Agent II Charles Matthew Holmes and his loved ones:

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

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.

Charles, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. 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, Agent Holmes. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication. How your loved ones must miss you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Charles gave to his community and the citizens of Pennsylvania, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 11, 1995.
I also salute his military service to our country.

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

April 15, 2006

10 years ago, today, and you are not forgotten. You will never be forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff

April 11, 2005

god bless you....

September 10, 2003

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