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Officer Harold Humphrey Pearce

Independence Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Thursday, January 5, 1956

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Reflections for Officer Harold Humphrey Pearce

Officer Pearce, you were murdered ten years before I was born. I myself am now just weeks away from retiring from the Police. I thank you for your service and hope, maybe one day in heaven, I will drink a nice cold beer with you and tell you, we all still remember your sacrifice. God bless.

Detective Sergeant Michael Feeney
Metropolitan Police

October 17, 2017

That kid was lucky to avoid the gallows (Iowa had hanging in 1956). While some may say that he has done his time, he is still alive. They can say that 60 years is enough time served for murder. Maybe it is but the same argument can be made that your family was deprived of you for 60 years. I hope that at the very least he is remorseful and has prayed for your forgiveness in the next life.


March 18, 2017

Rest in Peace, Officer Pearce. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 3, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 60th 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. Rest In Peace

Your teen killer forfeited his right to freedom when he took your life. He deserved every day of his sentence.

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

January 5, 2012

Rest in peace Brother Pearce..that teen that took your life is still behind bars, and hopefully never see the light of day for what he did to you and your family....

Lt. Joseph Ward, retired
Jackson NJ PD

April 21, 2008



December 31, 2007

Officer Pearce, the “kid” who murdered you has had about 50 years to think about what he did. I pray he’s sorry for his reckless and vile actions of that night. You can never be brought back, but as long as your memory lives on, so do you. You are a hero.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

October 26, 2006

God bless you, brother. At least the justice you fought for has deprived your killer of the many things you too missed. And continues to. You are remembered, 47 years later.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

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