Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Charles Frank Noble

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, February 5, 1972

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Reflections for Trooper Charles Frank Noble

My children have been without you, their outstanding Grandfather because of a senseless act. I hope you know how proud your son Mark, his children, Matthew, Tyler, Travis, & Callahan. Also your daughter, Laurie, her children, Adam and Eric, are of you and your short life. You have been immortalized through them and your name is carried on proudly. They attend the WSP memorials every year and visit the memorial at the fairs and your grave. You sir, are thought of often and with much respect, talked of often in the family. I wish I could have met you, I gave you the best I could, 4 grandchildren to carry on your beautiful ideals and legacy. My deepest respect always. Cherie (Noble) Sandretzky.

Cherie A Sandretzky
Daughter in Law

April 18, 2022

Trooper Noble,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USN during the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

February 5, 2022

Our next door neighbor. I rember we were at the game and they came in to get Doc. RIP Frank.

Deborah Kraft

February 5, 2021

Today, February 5th, 2021 I, Officer Brent E. Hoptowit with my family, honor Trooper Noble and his service to his Country, Community and family.

Fair winds and following seas.

Zillah Police

February 5, 2021

Rest in peace Trooper Noble.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 28, 2019

Still not forgotten, nor will be..


January 30, 2017

A friend of your wife's recently told me your story. You are certainly remembered fondly; what a shame you were taken early. Thank you for your service.


February 22, 2015

My Grandfather James R. Davison (#589) Washington State Patrol was first on scene after a criminal took your life. Your grave in Zillah is always visited by the family. You are not forgotten sir.

T. Davison
Spokane Police Department

July 28, 2014

As a citizen of Washington state, I am grateful for your service. I was 11 when you were murdered, and remember hearing bits about you. For some reason, it has stuck with me through these many years. I remember you often. Blessings on your family.

From Ellensburg

July 14, 2014

Trooper Noble,
On today, the 42nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Washington State. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 5, 2014

Trooper Noble,
I was just a young boy of 3 when you were murdered. My Dad (589) still misses you and is saddened, especially when another officer is killed. With the recent killing of Trooper Radulescu, who died in almost exactly the same circumstances as you, it is all fresh and new again for Dad.
Thanks for being a friend to my Dad. Unfortunately your death and the circumstances around it are among my earliest memories.
You are still honored and remembered today.

Firefighter/EMT Steven W. Davison
Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue (President IAFF L-2819)

February 26, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my family's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

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

February 5, 2012

We met your son Mark today (01/30/2012). He spoke of you and your senseless murder, and is so proud of you for serving.

You are not forgotten; rest in peace, Trooper Noble.

Bruce Brewer and Brenda Donner
Washington State citizens

January 30, 2012

My Father mentioned you today Sir. He was a Young Officer in Auburn. He has fond memories. When he joined APD it was a rite of passage to ride with Trooper Noble. You will always be remembered as a Stand Up Guy and a Loyal Friend. Iam writing this for my Father. I would have loved to have met you. You died a Hero protecting. Your name says it all. "Noble"

Family Fiend

October 21, 2011

Frank,I was 9 years old when you were killed in the line of duty.I remember that night like it was yesterday. We heard on the news that a trooper had been shot in Zillah. It was a relief when my mother called and said that my dad was safe but short lived when we heard that it was you.I want you to know that your family, your friends and your brothers in blue have never forgotten you over the years. I watched my father grieve, he missed you deeply then and still does to this day. I will never forget the picture of my dad escorting Bobby Lee Clark to jail after his capture, The look in my dads eyes will stay with me forever as will your memorey. Say hello to Sgt.Hall for me. Thank you Frank

Scott A Height
Troopers Son

July 23, 2009

Trooper Noble, just wanted to say you are not forgotten and never will be. Watch over the troops now that patrol the state. Godspeed brother!

Trooper M. Holthaus
Washington State Patrol

May 28, 2008

"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

April 29, 2008

I just wanted to say thank you Trooper Noble. I know February 5th is a sad day for your family. It is a special day for me and 1972 was a special year. It was the year I was the day and year I was born. You are not forgotten. Take rest and know the torch has been passed on.


February 7, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 4, 2008

Trooper Noble was my cousin "Frankie". He was about 8 years older than me and was the closest I had to a brother.

He loved to tease me and could always get a holler out of me even though I really knew he was teasing.

I remember watching him build a model airplane, then "we" went out and flew it. It crashed and then we went to the basement so he could rebuild it again.

I remember him swinging me on the school swings and taking me to the movie "Dumbo" when I was about 4.

Wonderful memories of a great guy, gone way too soon,

I miss you, Frankie.

Dee Russell

September 30, 2006

As a young child Living in Zillah Washington, I grew to know Frank through my father Trooper James R. Davison. They both worked together in the Zillah area. My Dad was the first on scene after this horrific incident. To this day My dad is still affected by this terrible tragedy. I truly believe that it ultimately led to his leaving the patrol. I often visit Frank when in Zillah, and render a sharp salute at his resting place in the Zillah Cemetary. God bless you Frank my brother. You are not forgotten by my family.
Robert J. Davison Deputy.

Deputy Robert J. Davison
Island County Sheriffs Office

July 8, 2004

Glad they got the guy even though it doesn't bring you back.
Thank you for your supreme sacrifice!
Lynn Kole
Washington State

February 20, 2004


As a fellow Police Officer, I wanted to say thank you for the sacrifice you made brother. I have the pleasure of working with your son Keith at the Kennewick Police Department. I'm your proud of him, he is doing an outstanding job! God Bless you and your family!

Sgt. Mike Genack
Kennewick Police (WA)

October 4, 2003

You are not forgotten, that you for protecting Washington State, Trooper.

September 19, 2003

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