Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Charles Brown McKinney

La Salle County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, December 26, 1886

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Reflections for Sheriff Charles Brown McKinney

Your assassination was avenged by my great-great-grandfather Frank Hall and your father-in-law Silas Hay. I hope it brought some peace. I paid my respects at your memorial in Cotulla Cemetery in March 2017. Thank you for your service.

RIP and God Bless.

Lindsey Barker
Manchester, England, UK

Miss L J Barker
Great-great-granddaughter of Frank Rankin Hall

April 23, 2017

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 30, 2015

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

December 26, 2013

Sheriff McKinney,
On today, the 128th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of LaSalle County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. It took a few more years but your murderers finally got the justice that they deserved.


U.S. Border Patrol

December 26, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 125th 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 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.

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

December 26, 2011

Sheriff C. B. McKinney (formerly a Captain in the Texas Rangers) was my great-great grandfather. Our family remains very proud of him. His character, courage, and self-sacrifice are central to our family's values. He is a true "Texas Hero" and we'll never forget him.

M. McKinney
Dallas, Texas

M. McKinney
Great Great Grandson

November 7, 2011

One of the original lawmen of the old West and a good guy to boot. I just wanted to leave you this remembrance to let you know that 124 years later, you are still thought of and remembered for your dedication to upholding the law and protecting the citizens who put their trust in you as their sheriff. You are not forgotten Sheriff McKinney and I thank you for your service and for your ultimate sacrifice.

Charles Read
Kirkland, Washington

November 30, 2010

You are remembered today and thank you Sir fo ryour service

Manchester, NH

December 24, 2007

God bless you and keep you always.

St. Louis City Police

November 17, 2004

God bless you for your loss.

May 5, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003). Unfortunately, I had to add the name of another friend recently. Deputy Jeffery Hewitt, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff’s Department, E.O.W. April 4, 2004.

I want to honor all of those who gave their life in the line of duty. Although your death was many many years ago, you are still a hero.

God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 9, 2004

Never forgotten. Not in 106 years. Not ever.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

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