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Trooper Charles D. Warren

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

End of Watch Monday, May 16, 1994

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Reflections for Trooper Charles D. Warren

Trooper Warren,
On today, the 23rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Utah. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 16, 2017

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 16, 2015

Thank you Sir for your dedication and service. Keep watch over us and the citizens who drive that highway. Thank you for everything that you do Sir.

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

July 12, 2012

I have an interesting story to tell about the stretch of highway where Trooper Warren's cross has been erected.

I was driving to Provo from Spanish Fork on the I-15 one cold day in December, 2006. I was in the far right lane when a car next to me began to pull into my lane without looking. I swerved slightly right, the girl in the car noticed me finally and went back to her lane. After correcting, my car began to shimmy at high speed. I lost control of my car and went off the road. I was sure the last thing I would ever see was the big green sign marking the miles to Orem and SLC.

I hit the sign at an angle, it broke off and flew over my car and my car went down the slope, over a barbed wire fence and slid into a snow-laden field. I jumped out of the car, fairly hysterical. Police were there immediately, as were the truck drivers who were behind me on the road, calming me down. Upon examination it was determined I had no injuries other than a small burn on my hand and a slightly sore jaw from the airbag.

When I looked over my totaled car, it appeared that the posts from the sign had hit my car just in front of my driver's side door and about half a foot behind my door, smashing the back window/door in about 4 inches. If that had been my window it would have been head trauma for sure, if not death.

Just a short time later, perhaps a month or two, Trooper Warren's cross was erected in almost the EXACT spot where I totaled my car. When I think back on the miracle of how I escaped not only alive, but with hardly any injuries to speak of, I can't help but wonder whether there was an angel protecting me that day, guiding my car to just the right spot to save me from injury and prevent my car from rolling down that hill. I now consider Trooper Warren a TRUE angel, and plan on thanking him in the afterlife if I find out he was there for me that day.

Savannah Nicholes

October 31, 2011

I am thankful that my Grandpa has been released from the torment he suffered here on Earth. I think of him often. He is now where all will be made right. My Dad told me countless stories about my Grandpa and my Dad loved him dearly. I was serving a mission when my Grandpa pased away but I heard great things about it. I still visit his grave often. I love you Grandpa and look forward to the day when I can see you whole again.

Robert D Warren

June 3, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 18, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 31, 2008

Dad God Bless You, rest in peace, you are whole again and are able to run from those moose in Yellowstone. We love You Dad. I will always remember you. I think it is such an honor that the Highway Patrol put a cross by the freeway in springville where the shooting of Dad took place. Thank you for not forgetting this wonderful man. Thank you for remembering my Grandpa,. Shelbie Peterson grandaughter.

Dottie Green (Daughter) 03/22/08

Dottie Warren Green
Chucks Daughter

March 23, 2008

I was only 5 years old at the time of this tragic event. I had 4 older brothers and a wonderful mother. I dont really remember too much about my Father before this, I do remember he was in our Bishopric in our 5th ward LDS church. I remember that he was very loving to all who knew him. After he was shot, my memories were seeing him struggle to do the smallest things. We all stuck together and tried to make the best of a horrible situation. My mother was amazing, about 1/3 his size she and my big brother would help him in and out of his chair, in to bed and be there to give aid when he would seize. Our family was very strong (we had to be). We appreciate President Monson for his Prayers and to all of our friends who helped build our new wheelchair accessable home. Thank you to all of you who Prayed for us and all of your support. And thank you to Govener Calvin Rampton for the bill that he passed for us and families like ours. When Dad passed the Utah Highway patrol gave my Father an amazing funeral. There was representation from every state in the U.S. wheather it be Sherrif, State highway patrol, City officers ect. I was just amazed. Hundreds of friends and family members. The casket guards and the escort to the cemetary by the massive amount ofHighway Patrole Motor bregade, Highway patrol vehicles and city and county law enforcement vehicles from all over the U.S.A. The Flags flying at half staff, the beautiful flowers, the 21 gun salute,The bag pipes playing at the cemetary, and the media coverage from all the local television stations,I believe one from CNN as well. I just wanted to say "THANKYOU" to all of you who honored this great man in person or in spirit. It has been 38 years since this criminal ruined my Fathers lives and my Families lives. Back then this type of thing didnt happen often so our family recieved alot of media attention, even from Paul Harvey. and the media continued to cover little stories about my Father throughout the remainder of his life. I just wish every Family affected by something like this would get the attention that our family recieved, it seems like its just not unusual to here of these types of things anymore, It makes me jus sick that some people dont respect law enforcement like they should. I was also on the ambulance crew the night that Trooper Randy Ingram was traggicaly killed in acar accident in Nephi. It brought back alot of memmories, I knew him well. God bless all of you that are in law enforcement, and the families of you. PLEASE BE EXTRA CAREFULL. GOD BLESS YOU! Les Langford, Thank You! Also Thank YOU to Trooper Judy Hammaker She was one of Dads Casket guards who became a dear friend when I needed to talk. Dottie Warren Green

Dorothy Warren (Green)
Trooper Warren's Daughter

March 23, 2008

I was a 12-year-old boy living in Payson when "Brother Warren" was shot. I believe he was serving as a counselor in our LDS Ward bishopric at the time. I vividly remember the weeks he was in a coma, and how ward members fasted and prayed that his life be preserved. How wonderful to read this touching tribute to how he not only survived but continued to serve. Thank you, my friend, until we meet again.

David Kenison

February 18, 2008

G-d Bless.

May 16, 2007

I remember going with my father John Wood to visit Chuck. They were first cousins and the stories that my father told of the two of them were fun to listen to. When Chuck and John were small and growing up, what one did not think of to do the other did. They plucked a 1/2 acre of watermellons together. Took care of a bean crop. They really had great fun together and spent many hours on the farms working and playing.

I loved the visits I had with Chuck. I appreciate so much the honor that has been given him. I only wish my father was still alive to share this wonderful sites about Chuck with.

What a great Trooper and I for one am glad you have honored him as you have. Thanks so much, he was a GREAT Man!!!

Cathie Wood

May 1, 2007

You were the "officer to remember" as I came to the ODMP this evening. My prayers are with your family and friends as I am sure they miss you as much today as the day you left this earth. Thank you for your sacrifice. Rest in peace - you certainly deserve it.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

March 15, 2007

All of your reflections are very appreciated by all of the Warren Family. Chuck/grandpa had many stories about his tour of duty. He is loved and missed by all. I remember going to his funeral/great day. It was the most amazing site, with all of the support from the Utah Highway Patrol and all the surrounding agencies. It brings tears to my eyes remembering this great site.

We miss you very much and love you GRANDPA...

Officer Richard Warren
Utah Dept. Of Corrections, Draper, Grandson

January 10, 2007

Rest in peace, sir! You are not forgotten.

December 20, 2005

Trooper Warren,
I pray that you are resting with a new body now....the Lord knew you were tired. You will never be forgotten for your name is on the NLEOM wall just above my first husband's...who was also a state trooper. Everytime I look at Calvin's name on the wall, I will remember you.

Survivor of Trooper Calvin E. Taylor

October 15, 2004

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero.

September 29, 2004






A Brother In Blue


Detective Troy S. Pilivi
Box Elder Narcotics Strike Force (Utah)

August 29, 2004

Your sacrifice in the name of law enforcement will never be forgotten by this agency. Those of us who continue on keeping the watch in your stead will do so with you in mind always. You paid the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of this great State and you suffered for many years before succumbing to your wounds. May you now rest in peace and may God bless you and your remaining family always.
Trooper Mark Shepherd / UHP

Trooper Mark Shepherd

May 25, 2004

Feb. 2, 2004
My goodness, what a unique story. You were alive all those years after
being seriously wounded. I'm happy to see they apprehended the
person who committed this horrendous offense against you. He robbed
you of so much! Thank you for your service and in those 25 years I
hope you were able to make peace with your Maker so that you are now
totally healed and with the Lord for eternity.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

February 2, 2004

Gone but, not forgotten
God bless you and your family for your ultimate sacrifice.
A brother in blue...


August 30, 2003

Now you can rest in peace.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

I can't believe that nobody has honored you with a reflection until now(11-11-2001). Thank you, Sir for your sacrifice to make us safe. God Bless you and keep you and your family.

Jonathan D. Phillips

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