Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Charles S. Mehlberg

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Wednesday, December 23, 1981

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Reflections for Police Officer Charles S. Mehlberg

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

December 23, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Mehlberg.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 22, 2020

Your life was/is a gift.
Your courage and compassion was evident not only in your service as an Officer, but in your life as whole.
This time of year we hear a lot about God's Angels ...you were one to me. Thank you!
12/23/2019

GLT
Honored Friend

December 23, 2019

Chuck, I miss you every time I see an officer. Thanks for being such such a great big brother. Wish we would have had more time.

Whitie Mehlberg
Brother

February 12, 2019

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

December 8, 2013

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

April 18, 2012

I still remember that terrible night, and although we never directly worked together, I still remember your sense of humor. It is a shame what happened to you and John, rest in peace Charles.

Retired former coworker
Milwaukee Police Department

December 23, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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 23, 2011

"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
Sergeant
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

February 22, 2008

On the 26th anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for your family.
I remember the night of your death, received the tty from MPD and thinking how sad because it was so close to the holidays.
You are not forgotten Officer Mehlberg, rest in peace.
Respectfully submitted
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

December 23, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service, this writer is always disappointed when justice is not appropriately served.

VanDenBerghe
manchester, nh

December 22, 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.

December 23, 2004

Rest in peace brother
You're gone but not forgotten.

Deputy
Walworth Co SO

December 19, 2003

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