Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Harold Ray Presley

Lee County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, July 6, 2001

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Reflections for Sheriff Harold Ray Presley

Thank you for your service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 6, 2020

I NEVER met you sir, but I have had the pleasure to know your daughter. I am blessed to call her my friend and sister. I have heard so much about you, and how you was honorable and a GREAT father and man. Your daughter loves you and misses you everyday, but, sir, your legacy lives on now and in many many more generations! I love you Jada always and forever.

LaKisha Boling Garay.
Jada Presley's Friend

February 13, 2019

Sheriff Presley your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to Lee County and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

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

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD

July 6, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 15, 2015

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens of and Lee County! Continue to Rest in Peace Sheriff Presley!
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

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

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

July 6, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th anniversary year 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 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 solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 30, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. Continue to keep watch over all of them and those still out on patrol. You will never be forgotten as true heroes never die.

Bob Gordon, Ret. Deputy Chief
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 6, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

July 6, 2010

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

May 6, 2010

"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

December 3, 2007

Your family in Texas (as you knew) proudly carried on the tradition of Law Enforcement. You are greatly missed.

March 24, 2007

My condolences and prayers to your family and friends and Police Family. You will never be forgotten Sheriff Presley and will be remembered in my daily prayers. thank you for all your hard work and your dedication and the sacrifice you made in protecting the citizens of Missippi/ God Bless you as you now sleep in God's Love and in His peace.
Kathi Halligan Phila Pa wife and mom of LEO

Kathi halligan
Phila., PA.

July 21, 2006

Rest in Peace Sheriff Presley. You will never be forgotten for making the ultimate sacrifice.

Deputy Joey Schouest
Terrebonne Parish S.O. Houma, La

July 16, 2006

Rest in Peace Hero, on his day your bravery and courage was too much for the coward who took your life.
You vanquished evil and you are a true warrior.
You will never be forgotten and you are truly blessed by our Lord.

Retired Police Officer.

July 6, 2006

I had the pleasure of working side by side with "The Sheriff" I remember an undercover operation where a drug dealer had run over a police officer and "The Sheriff" put his own life at risk by driving headon into the drug dealer with his truck and stopping him in his tracks. Harold Ray did stuff like that because if you were selling drugs and trying to hurt his officers, he would have given his life for his officers, and the night he was killed, he did just that. Any day I would go to the Sheriff Department, he would acknowledge me and make his way to shake my hand, he was truly a great man and a "Great Sheriff" Harold Ray, you will be truly missed. Many after you will try to imitate you, duplicate you, but there is only one you, and there will never be another one like you. Thank you for respecting me when we worked together on the Lee County Vice-Narcotics Unit and just respecting me as a man. You will and will always be "The Sheriff"

Det. Sgt. Kennedy E. Meaders
Aberdeen Police Department

Det. Sgt. Kennedy E. Meaders
Aberdeen Police Department

March 25, 2006

He will forever be my hero! I love you and miss you more with every passing day!!!!! RIP

Jada Presley

December 2, 2005

I sure do miss you "boss" gone but not forgot. rest in peace "THE MIC" the best sheriff Lee county has ever had and the best boss I have ever worked for. A working sheriff not a 9 to 5 sheriff you were the man and still are we all miss you.

former Narcotis Investigator Lee County
Lee County Sheriff Department

November 30, 2005

I sure do miss you "boss" gone but not forgot. rest in piece

former Narcotis Investigator Lee County

November 30, 2005

RIP, Sheriff Presley you are remmembered.

Pecos Police Department
Pecos Texas.

April 10, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero.

September 28, 2004

From all I read, Sheriff Presley was the kind of Man I would want as my superior, especially the parts about how deeply he cared about his staff, and his tireless dedication to ridding the community of the poisons drug traffickers have peddled for generations.
Outstanding job, Sheriff, and may you rest in peace.You have more than earned it.

Paul Bardal
Canadian Armed Forces

March 22, 2004

Rest in peace Sheriff Presley. You are not forgotten blue angel.


October 30, 2003

Sheriff Presley, two years have passed, but your sacrafice is still being remembered in Florida. Thank you for your service.

Deputy S. Cochran
Bradford County Sheriff's Office, Florida

I am glad I got to meet Sheriff Harold Ray Presley because he was a very good sheriff and done his job. He was a working sheriff and because of him Lee County is a better place. Rest in Peace Sheriff Presley!

Sgt.Steve Hunt
Amory PD

I only had the priviledge of known Sheriff Presley for about 4 years before his tragic death. During that time he earned my respect as a leader and a dedicated professional. He truly cared about his staff and was dedicated to the law enforcement profession. More often than not he would be working along side his deputies and investigators willing to take on himself any task he might request of them. This is exactly what he was doing at the time of his death. We need more like him. He will be missed by many.

Tommy Simpson
Retired Law Enforcement

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