Paul J. HarmonHuntington Police Department, West Virginia
End of Watch: Monday, December 14, 1981
Reflections for Police Officer Paul J. Harmon
You'll never be forgotten brother.
U.S. Park Ranger LE, Adam Roberts
U.S. National Park Service (former HPD)
December 14, 2013
I knew Officer Harmon when I was a little girl..I remember calling him "Jeff"..His sister was one of my babysitters. He was always so sweet to me. Played with me even though I was several years younger. I was heartbroken when I heard what happened. You have never been forgotten.
December 14, 2013
Paul Jeffrey and I are cousins, and I was the lucky one of my family, because I remember the fun we had chasing his Mother with craw dads, when we vacationed together on Sarton Mt. in Monroe co. Wva. Even though we were ornery, he turned out to be a wonderful young man and I am so proud of him. My love and prayers to his wife and daughter. He will always be loved and remembered.
Julie Frontz Byrne
October 13, 2013
Paul is my first cousin his daddy and my daddy were brothers. I don't remember ever getting to meet him but from the family stories I am so proud to be related to him! You made us all proud!!
Becky weikle King
October 11, 2013
I was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!
My prayers continue to be with your family, friends and co-workers.
HEROES NEVER DIE...
Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon
June 16, 2013
RIP my brother of the Badge, God Bless your Family, Friends and Department. My letter is in the Mail this Morning and Hopefully the Suspect POS will forever be in prison. Thank You for your service and Courage.
Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department
June 7, 2013
Paul Harmon is my father, my name is Jamie. I was only a yr old when my daddy was taken from us. My husband found this site and I am so happy that he did. Being so young the only way I know my dad is through all the wonderful stories, so if u have a good story share I would love to hear.
You are always remembered n my heart
I'm so proud to be ur daughter!
April 27, 2013
I was working as a police officer in Ohio the night that Paul was shot and killed. I remember getting a call of a robbery at South Point McDonalds that night. My self and State Highway Patrol Trooper got there and not long after we were called by dispatch that a Huntington Police Officer had been shot and killed. So each December I cant help but to think of officer Paul Harmon. I know it has been 30 years and I think his death will always stay with me. May God Bless you Officer Harmon.
South Point P.D
April 1, 2013
Paul was a good friend. His loss still lingers in our subconscious even 30 years later, when we have all moved on to other lives. My life intersected with his in a local department store where he worked off duty, and at Marshall University where we took classes to better ourselves. The tragedy of what happened that December morning can never be forgotten, especially by those of us who knew him. To the many friends and family of Officer Paul Harmon, God Bless you and know that he was easy to know and respect.
Sandy Ellis Lynch
February 16, 2012
Paul may be gone from this life but we will never forget the true love that he had for his family, friends, and the police force.
January 18, 2012
John and Patricia Johnson
Friends of the Harmon family
January 18, 2012
i rember when this happened even though i was 7 years old.
December 18, 2011
I grew up next to the Harmon's we were all friends. They were all wonderful people. May God be with his family always and give them peace. Jeffs light shines bright and will always shine down from Heaven....He will never be forgotten.
December 15, 2011
My your spirit be at rest officer Harmon. May your family be at ease, while holding you in their hearts. Continue to watch over your family, friends, and the community you so loved, by shinning on them from Heaven.
December 15, 2011
Today I'm remembering the 30th anniversary of the day you paid the ultimate sacrifice brother. You are not forgotten and you never will be. Keep on patrolling those streets of gold until we all meet up for that great roll call in Heaven.
US Law Enforcement Park Ranger
National Park Service (Former Huntington PD Officer)
December 14, 2011
Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.
Rest In Peace.
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
December 14, 2011
A HERO IS NEVER FORGOTTEN. OFFICER HARMON, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU NEVER BE FORGOTTEN FOR YOUR SACRIFICE. REST IN PEACE.
CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.
December 14, 2010
Paul was a genuine family man. He could not wait for the end of each week so he could get home to his wife. She would usually pick him up at the academy instead of having him ride back to Huntington with the other officers. They could be together sooner that way. I remember starting to the funeral but having to turn back because of a snow storm in Parkersburg. I can't believe almost 30 years have passed. I am honored to have known him.
August 31, 2010
It was an honor to serve with you and a privilege to call you my friend.
MPO Ed Clatworthy
Orlando Police / Former Huntington PD
December 13, 2009
You are remembered today.
Knoxville Police Department
September 17, 2009
My friend of so many years I do think of you often and thats how I found this web page... I do still recall that terrible night and how it took days to sink in what had really happened. I know you are with GOD and at peace and we will see you again.
Former Chief Barboursville PD
April 6, 2009
I never knew you because you were taken before I got to meet you. I have heard so many wonderful things about you from the family.
I have ALWAYS wanted to be a police officer to protect and serve as you did. One day I hope to make it.
You are loved so much, appreciated and GREATLY missed.
December 13, 2008
Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.
May 26, 2008
It's because of men like brother Harmon that we serve today. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. You will never be forgotten by the HPD.
Ptlm. Adam S. Roberts
Huntington PD ,WV
May 6, 2008
I learned of who you were by a former co-worker of yours this past weekend that I now work with. He spoke highly of you and I could sense that you were a great man. You are not forgotten!!!
April 14, 2008
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.
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
March 2, 2008
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