Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Charles W. Morris

Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, California

End of Watch Saturday, September 23, 1972

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Reflections for Officer Charles W. Morris

Officer Morris,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sunnyvale. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 23, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Morris.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 19, 2020

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 23, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service. You are not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 23, 2017

Rest in Peace, Officer Morris. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

I just read this reflection on Officer Morris and Offiicer Lasater. And I want to thank them and their fellow officers...I grew up on the corner of Mary and Remington in the 60's. The police/fire station was 2 blocks away on Ticonderoga. We saw the police cars drive by all the time, we were very aware of them and they were very aware of us. As I grew up and was... well a senior in high school, I would play pool in our garage late at night, sometimes alone and sometimes with my brother and his friends. One night while playing pool in the garage, an officer opened the door and came into the garage. I was very startled by his entry. He then said to me, "...we have watched you grow up and I know you play pool, but I have never seen a motorcycle in your driveway. I just wanted to make sure you were ok." I let him know I was fine and one of my brothers friends just bought a new bike and wanted to show me. I thanked him...later when I got a job as a car hop at A&W he would come have lunch there and I would say hi and always have a smile for him. I have never forgotten his concern and kindness and his reflection shines in every officers I meet to this day. Thank you with love.

kid growing up
lived down the street from the police/fire station

September 3, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Someday I hope to meet one of your family members at a NORCAL COPS function.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


September 26, 2009

"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

September 20, 2007

Rest in paece, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

November 2, 2006

Officer Morris, thank you for your service. You have not been forgotten.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

August 1, 2006

No officer that gave his life should be without reflection……

“For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know”


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