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Patrolman Charles Ellington Nichols

Coweta Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, May 3, 1995

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Reflections for Patrolman Charles Ellington Nichols

Patrolman Nichols,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Coweta. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 3, 2020

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

May 3, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th anniversary 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

I hold your family in thought and prayer today and pray for their solace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 3, 2009

Although I did not have the honor of working with you, you are still remembered by the officers of the department and the city you gave your life for. Thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice.

Sgt. E. Crockett
Coweta Police Department

August 1, 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 9, 2008

I did not know you, However you gave the ultimate sacrifice and you will always be in my family's thoughts and prayers. And you will always live 10-8 in our hearts.

Officer Livingston
Coweta Police Department

December 9, 2007

I did not know you, but you and your family are in my thought and prayers. Rest in peace, Charlie.

Officer L. Brown
Coweta Police

December 8, 2007

I will always remember him. I grew up in the Dept.has a child then an officer. He will always be one that I remember. He was always nice and had a smile on his face.

Patrolman Alan Young
Formaly Coweta Police Dept.

July 24, 2007

I will always remember your friendly smile and constant address of "Mrs. Chandler", never calling me by my first name, although everyone else always did. You always had interesting conversation and made the police department a better place. Even though I didn't work for your department, you never made me feel like an intruder for having my office there - even if it did take up space in the squad room! You always welcomed me and treated me like an equal. You are very much missed.

Shelley Chandler, Investigator
Dept. of Human Services, Office of Client Advocacy

February 22, 2006

Your always in out thoughts and always on patrol brother. We'll never forget you.

Lt. Krumsiek
Coweta Police Department

December 16, 2005

Thinking of you and your loved ones
on the 10th anniversary of your death.
God bless.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

May 3, 2005

We miss you, Charlie.

Shelley Chandler
(formerly) Probation & Parole, Coweta, OK

October 11, 2004

rest in peace brother in blue.........................

Don Mathers

March 7, 2004

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