This obituary was originally published by Next Door Funeral Homes.

In a solemn declaration that echoes with grief, Provisional Chief William Castro and the members of the Lawrence Police Department mourn the untimely passing of a dedicated colleague and cherished friend, Sgt. Charles M. Saindon. After bravely battling a brief illness, Sgt. Saindon bid farewell, leaving behind a legacy of courage, integrity, and unwavering commitment to the community he served with honor.

Sgt. Charles M. Saindon’s journey into law enforcement began with a calling to serve and protect. Graduating from the esteemed Lowell Police Academy in October of 2003, he embarked on a career characterized by selflessness and dedication to upholding the principles of justice and righteousness. Through his exemplary service, Sgt. Saindon earned the respect and admiration of his peers and superiors alike, embodying the very essence of what it means to wear the badge with pride.

In recognition of his exceptional leadership and tireless dedication, Sgt. Saindon was appointed Sergeant in October of 2021, a testament to his unwavering commitment to the betterment of the Lawrence community. Throughout his tenure, he demonstrated a steadfast resolve to uphold the values of integrity, professionalism, and compassion, serving as a beacon of hope and reassurance to those in need. Beyond his role as a dedicated law enforcement officer, Sgt. Saindon was a devoted husband and father, leaving behind his beloved wife and two teenage children.

His unwavering love and support were the cornerstone of his family’s strength, providing them with a sense of security and stability even in the face of adversity. As the Lawrence Police Department and the wider community grapple with the profound loss of Sgt. Charles M. Saindon, they come together in solidarity to extend their deepest condolences to his grieving family, friends, and loved ones. In this time of sorrow, their hearts are heavy with the weight of grief, yet they find solace in the memories of a man who dedicated his life to the service of others.

Though Sgt. Saindon may no longer walk among us, his legacy of courage, compassion, and selflessness will endure as a guiding light for generations to come. As we honor his memory and celebrate his life, let us cherish the lessons he imparted and strive to emulate the virtues he embodied each day. In the quiet moments of reflection and remembrance, let us pause to pay tribute to a true hero—a man whose legacy will forever be etched in the annals of Lawrence’s history. Rest in peace, Sgt. Charles M. Saindon, knowing that your sacrifice and service will never be forgotten.

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