Recently Fallen Hero

Police Officer Charlie Cortez

Tulalip Tribal Police Department
End of Watch: November 18, 2020

Police Officer Charlie Cortez drowned after the boat he was in capsized when a large rogue wave struck the vessel during the rescue of another vessel. Officer Cortez and another officer were thrown overboard. The other officer was later rescued and transported to the hospital for treatment. Officer Cortez is the third officer fatality from a Tribal Agency in 2020.

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21 Replies to “Recently Fallen Hero

  1. To Officer C. Cortez’s family:
    Officer Cortez will be greatly missed. Thank you for your service to your community.

  2. May yet another hero be at peace. Prayers go out to family and all who loved this wonderful man. You are not alone.
    The parents of Deputy Jake Keltner, McHenry County, Illinois EOW 03/07/2019

  3. So sorry dear Officer Charlie Cortez. My prayers are for those who will miss you and loved you. You are now with the angels in heaven. Thank you for you service. You are a hero. Florida Cares🌹

  4. My deepest condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of Police Officer Charlie Cortez. May he Rest-in-Peace and his memory be a blessing.

    New Jersey cares!

  5. Thank you for your service Officer Cortez. My sincere condolences to your family and your brothers in BLUE.
    Rest In Peace in our Father’s arms.

  6. Our sincere condolences to The Tulalip Tribal Police and Officer Cortez Family. Prayers for all who surrounded him in love and laughter. R.I.P Officer Cortez, may perpetual light always shine upon you Sir 🌟 May your Spirit fly high into your Creators arms!!. Mother of Fallen Deputy Sheriff Peter John Herrera EOW 3-24-2019 in El Paso Tx 💙

  7. Heartfelt Sympathy to the Family, Friends, and Brothers and Sisters in Uniform at the tragic loss of Tulalip Tribal Police Officer Charlie Cortez. His Service, and Devotion to helping others, will always be remembered.
    Rest easy, Officer Cortez. You will always be remembered and appreciated.

  8. We are very sorry to lose young Officer Cortez….
    May his family, friends, and colleagues be greatly comforted
    during this very sad time. With love, from Utah !

  9. Rest In Peace Officer.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and coworkers.
    May God’s healing light shine upon all of you.

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