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Sergeant Ronald Hamlin Harrison

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, August 15, 2007

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Reflections for Sergeant Ronald Hamlin Harrison


You will always be missed, but will never be forgotten.

Rest in Peace brother.

Gordon Brainerd
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (retired) etired

August 19, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 15, 2020

Having lost my wife to an underage drunk driver Ron and I had an immediate bond. I spoke with him a week before his death and shared with him my respect for all his service to our community. Thank you for your service my friend.

Sgt. James D. Huff USMC
Civilian Supporter LEOs

July 28, 2020

Sergeant Harrison, rest in peace. You were nearing retirement how sad!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 7, 2020

Sadly , I Think of you when I pass this intersection; this part of the road was named after you ; honoring your service !! Why has it been reverted back ? I think we should still be honoring you and all officers who lost their lives in service !!! Thank you for your service! Rest In Peace!

Just a citizen in Valrico, Fl

December 7, 2019

I feel so bad for you and your family. Here you were just doing your mob when you're gunned down by a crazed maniac!! There's no rhyme or reason for your SENSELESS DEATH! I appreciate your service as a Law Enforcement Officer and my prayers go out to your friends and family. My prayers also go out to the public that depended upon your for protection.

shirley heflin

August 15, 2019

I will never forget you and your undying passion to keep us safe. On Saturday, I passed by the location of the last DUI Checkpoint that you coordinated in Brandon on August 14, 2007. I remember that night like it was yesterday. The news that you were murdered shortly after a successful DUI Checkpoint that MADD and TAC supported was beyond shocking-- a horrible nightmare. Losing you was a huge loss for HCSO and the entire community. Rest in Peace Sgt. Ron Harrison. Thank you for your commitment and service.

Ellen Snelling
Tampa Alcohol Coalition

April 30, 2019

Sgt Harrison was my training Cpl when I was a rookie at HCSO. He ensured I was trained properly and ready for the road before I was cut loose. I remember him saying, "It's crunch time Deputy. One day all of this will be second nature to you. " He was right. I value his leadership and mentoring. He is still missed.

Retired Dep.Hart

September 5, 2018

Having lost my wife to an underage drunk driver Ron and I had an immediate bond. I spoke with him a week before his death and shared with him my respect for all his service to our community. Thank you for your service my friend.

Sgt USMC Jim Huff

April 23, 2018

RON we miss you so very much ,, I think about you each day I pas the intersection tht bares you name. My you Rest In Peace.

Marie H Davis
Retired Hillsborough County Sheriffs Deputy

August 15, 2017

Thank you for your selfless service; your family, friends, and the community miss you dearly. It is hard to imagine that it has been almost ten years since this tragic event. We're proud to have been witness to your grace, wisdom, understanding, and caring. Rest in Peace and blessings to all who were touched by you in one way or another.

R. Valentine
Family & Friend

May 15, 2017

Thank you Sergeant Harrison for your service, your dedication to your profession, agency, community and family are exemplary. may you rest in peace brother!

Sergeant Glenn F. Connelly, retired
Lake County Sheriff'sOffice, (Fla.)

August 18, 2016

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 7, 2016

Gone but not forgotten.. remembering the good times in Winston Salem and when visiting you in Tampa : We love and miss you much

May you rest in Heaven
your cuz - Chantae Bohannon-Mangum

Chantae Mangum

July 2, 2016

Still Remembering you dear cousin. You will forever remain in our hearts.
Love your family in Tarboro, NC.

Kimberly Knight

June 15, 2016

Gone but not forgotten.

Forever in my heart. I love you.

Ronnee H. Pinder

May 13, 2016

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 13, 2016

In continued honor of your ultimate sacrifice and service to Hillsborough County. A team was created in your honor for The 2015 Sheriff David Gee's Sporting Clay's Shoot Out (team 4 The Hero's). We thank you for your service to this community. We will never forget you.

Deputy A.Anderson
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

November 25, 2015

Ron you made a difference in my life, you are gone but not forgotten , I remember our last conversation we had, and smile when you cross my mind all the time , thanks for crossing into my life. Rest in peace.

Deputy Albert McPherson, Jr.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Retired

August 16, 2015

Thank you, Deputy Anderson for your recent post. My brother worked with an incredible group of LEOs. His family appreciates the honors that continue to be made in his name.

Artesa Bohannon

September 23, 2014

In honor of your ultimate sacrifice, heroism and service, your name was placed on the registry of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Youth Ranch Run. A cadet humbly ran the race in your honor. We thank you for your service to this community. We will never forget you.

Deputy A. Anderson
Hillsborough County Sheriff

September 22, 2014

My sincere condolences to the family.

MSgt Ediberto Leal

December 23, 2013

There was yet another traggic day in American history yesterday and I can't help but miss you and think of what we went through that morning of August 15th. Last night I held your granddaughter a little tighter hoping that your love and protection would beam through me and surround her from ever knowing the pain that the people in Boston are feeling. . . . Losing you was the worst thing that has ever happened to me, and I can only pray that nothing ever gets as bad as that. Thinking of you always.

Ronnee H. Pinder

April 16, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 6th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

February 21, 2013

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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
October 2, 2007

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