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Patrolman Charles Manzel

Ogden Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Monday, May 9, 1921

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Reflections for Patrolman Charles Manzel

Patrolman Manzel,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ogden. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 9, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

May 9, 2020

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

May 9, 2015

Love to hear stories about you and find out more about my heritage.. hope to meet in heaven one day..

Brody Love
Great great grandson

October 25, 2014

My dearest grandfather Manzel:
It is with great love that I give my thanks to you, for who I am. I am so thankfull for my mother, your daughter Leola, and your wife, my grandmother Marzette. Your small family of 4 are truly a legacy for my family. Though I served law enforcement through science, (crimenalistic lab), It was a feeling of satisfaction to be involved when science brought justice. As you surly know, I have been in communication "hopefully" with our Manzel family in Germany. If this is through your intervention, Thank you.
Life as we know it on this earth, is as a passing day. Linda and I are enjoying the autumn of our lives and anticipate a joyous reunion with you and our family. On this occasion I extend gratitude and love, your grandson,David M

David M Farr - Retired
Utah State Department of Public Safety - Criminalistics Lab

October 9, 2012

My dear Grandpa, Charles Manzel, I am so happy to see the nice comments posted in this reflection page. Though I've not met you in this life, I am looking forward to meeting you soon. I have also walked the streets and alleys you did, and felt the hair on the back of my neck rise as I've rattled doors, some which I'm sure you rattled. I also was an Officer for Ogden City Police Dept. Grandpa, I am looking forward to the day we can visit, and compare tales. I love you.

Kenneth L Farr Corporal OPD
Grandson OPD retired

September 25, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91rst 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.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 9, 2012

I recall stories about you from Hazel Manzel, my ex husbands Grandmother. She also showed me items that belonged to you. So I feel I know you a bit. My sons resemble you and Im proud to say you are a brother in Law Enforcement to me. (Former Corrections) Thank you for giving the Ultimate Sacrafice to your community. Your family is beautiful and you leave a wonderful legacy. Rest in peace.. until we meet.

Tracie Bond- Former Correctional Officer

January 12, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 5, 2012

May we never forget your sacrafice both here an over seas, thank you for service.

Deputy M.C.Bray
Oswego County Sheriffs Office NY

January 5, 2007

I am sitting in the Family History Center in Ogden, Utah doing research on our Manzel Family and I found this sight and wanted to write a tribute to you. I never had the opportunity to know you in this life. I remember the stories told to me by your son, my Grandfather and my Dad, your Grandson. My oldest son looks like you! I am doing research about our family so that I can know you and your parents and your family because I know that someday we will meet. I am proud of our family name, I hope you are proud of me. Till we meet, Love, Carole

Carole Manzel Stephens
Great Grand-daughter

October 10, 2006

I visited Ogden, Utah once while on vacation. While visiting the ODMP website, your memorial page came up. When I saw that you were from Ogden, I wanted to leave a reflection on your honor. The circumstances behind your death are truly tragic and very sad. It is very angering, even after all these years. Thank you for your sacrifices and for serving. You did not die in vain. You will always be remembered. God's peace be with you.

Michigan Resident

October 9, 2004

What a waste... three years serving our country and to come home after all that and be shot right here on our streets..I for one will never forget has been awhile since you left the the streets of Ogden...but trust in me we havent forgot... rest easy brother

Robert Arrington
Just someone who cares

September 6, 2003

You will never be in Peace Brother


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