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Deputy Sheriff John Fitzgerald Strickland | Harnett County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Harnett County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

John Fitzgerald Strickland

Harnett County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 8 months

Badge # 155

Cause: Automobile crash

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Deputy John Strickland was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a call. He was involved in a single-car crash on Nursery Road near Highway 87.

Deputy Strickland was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the Harnett County Sheriff's Office as a full-time deputy for only 5 months, and had served an additional 3 months as a part-time deputy.

Deputy Strickland is survived by his wife and three children.

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I'm so proud to see all those that still recognize the amazing man you were father, it's been awhile since I have left a reflection, but I still pray and talk to you as much as I can. I had a dream about you last night, you were laying in my bed watching t.v. while I ate banana pudding next to the bed on the floor, I Remember you told me to continue the oath I'm on and to always Remember to move forward and not backwards. Life has been a little rough lately but through your guidance and mom's love I still push forward everyday. I have begun to pursue photography and it's amazes me that in almost every picture your beauty shines through. I miss you so much dad, I wish you were here to meet Taylor my fiance we will be getting married in 2022 when she graduates college, we plan on kids later in the future but for now it's focus time. I just want you to know mom, Chris and Danielle are doing great, not one time can we sit down together without mentioning you and the impact you had on all of our lives. I know your still here in spirit, but sometimes I just wish I could talk to you and ask for your advice, but I know this is a lesson your teaching me while your gone that it is my duty to be strong and push forward like you always taught us. I love and miss you so much and will always keep you in my memories and in my heart. Just wanted to stop in and say hello, I'm planning on coming to Carolina soon and see you and introduce you to Taylor. Please continue to watch over us dad and bless us with your love and guidance. Rest easy father your heroic and humbling presence will never be forgotten. Miss you dad always and forever. Your son Joshua Strickland #155, save me some of that pudding for when I see you again. Godbless you dad.

Joshua Strickland
Your beloved son
May 16, 2017


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