Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Harold N. Cousar, III

Florence Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, May 2, 1983

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Reflections for Police Officer Harold N. Cousar, III

Sir, you are remembered this day May 6, 2013..

Dede Hodge
CA citizen

May 6, 2013

For no particular reason, every now and then I Google my dad. It's totally irrational, because he died long before Google was invented. But sometimes when I do, I find amazing things like this. I am so proud and honored that my dad is being commemorated here, and that there are those who continue to honor his memory in this way. Thank you for your devotion and your kindness to my father.

Kathryn Cousar Rosenberg

October 23, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today on the 29th 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 who was murdered in the 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 3, 2012

Tad was a man who truly love being a police officer. He gave up a lot in his life before he actually gave his life, just to be a great officer. He was one of the finest men I have ever known.

Monique Bowes

July 9, 2010


Pat Van Den Berghe

May 2, 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 16, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

May 1, 2007

It has been twenty-three years since the end of your watch and you are still remembered. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Florence and the State of South Carolina. Rest in peace my brother. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

May 2, 2006

It hurts me to see Officers perish this way. I will pray for your family and friends.

Sgt. Brandon Grove
Florence Police Department Explorers

June 5, 2005

To you, My Friend; Tad. You have not been forgotten, nor shall we ever forget the joy you brought to all those who knew you and Debbie. The times ya'll spent at our home and the laughter we shared. If ever there was anyone who enjoyed life, it was you, my friend, and I know that now you are enjoyong the Peace of the golden streets in Heaven. Just a few months ago Maj. "Chick" Garrison and I were reminising and your name came up and many fond memories of those times. For those who remember your pet 'guard frog' at the range house can truly say they knew you and shared a part of your life. Even today - 11 May '05 - Tim Compton and I were sharing some past with a younger officer and your name came up again. You still remain in our hearts.
Your Brother in Blue, Ken.

W. Ken McLendon, SGT. Retired
Florence Police Dept., S.C.

May 11, 2005

I remember Officer Cousar "Tad" from when my father worked with the police dept. I remember that Tad always smiled and had a strong love of motorcycles. Tad I just wanted to say you are very much so missed.

L/Cpl. Charles K. McLendon
Horry County Police Dept.

March 30, 2005



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