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

I did not know Sheriff Presley personally, but I only heard good things about him. The Family of Law Enforcement lost one of the good ones and will not be the same without him. My deepest sympathy for the Presley Family during this time of loss. Sheriff Presley is in heaven with all the other fallen Officers from Lee county, and the State of Mississippi and all other Officers in the United States and they are always watching over us. Sheriff Presley, you will be missed and will never be forgotten.

Dispatcher Beth Hughes
Amory Police Dept Amory,MS

We very sorry about the lose of such a great man. He was a one of a kind sheriff, an all that know of him, loved him. Sheriff Presley will be missed beyond belief. God bless you Sheriff Presley and the Lee County Sheriff office.

We Love Ya Lee County!!
an are here for ya if you ever need us..
Benton County Sheriff Office
Ashland, Ms

Benton County Sheirff Office, MS

To The Family of Harold Ray Presley

On Tuesday, May 14, 2002 Petal Police Department held a Memorial Service for fallen officers. A yellow rose was placed at the foot of the wreath in memory of Harold Ray Presley.

Harold will never be forgotten. You are in our prayers.

Officer Joey Scott and Family
Petal Police Department
Petal, MS

Joey, Veronica and Cheyenne Scott
Petal Police Department

Sheriff Harold Ray Presley was one of the best men I have ever known. He was an outstanding leader. He was like family. He was always working and never complained. He loved his people, every last one of them. I always knew that he would give his life for any of us. He never failed to come by and ask how we were doing. He was always concerned and cared how we felt. He loved his job, it was his passion and he loved his family. He hated drugs and committed his life to getting them off the street. When he made a big bust he was like a child at christmas. He was always proud of the drugs that were taken off of the street. I hate so much that he is gone, but he blessed my life just knowing him. He touched so many people here in Lee County and he will never be forgotten.
We Miss You Harold Ray Presley!!!
From an employee, who felt like family, but most of all a friend.
Kathy Jackson/Lee County Sheriff's Department

Secretary/Kathy Jackson
Lee County Sheriff's Department

God Bless you all

shannon yates

For the family and friends of Sheriff Presely.
I never knew Sheriff Presely, I always wanted to meet him. I am from Pontotoc Mississippi and are friends with alot of officers from both departments. I know last September when Buddy Huckaby died I was devasted. I am so sorry for you loss and know how you feel. Buddy was like a grandfather to me.
Kristin Warren

Kristin Warren

sheriff presley was a true to life hero and will be sorely missed by anyone who ever came into contact with him. the whole law enforcement family lost a dear friend and a leader that has no equal. i could not make the funeral and i wish to express my sorrow and prayers for the presley family and lee s. o.

patrolman donald king
grenada p. d.

To the Presley Family,

Our prayers and wishes go out to your family that everyone may recover from this tragedy and that may god bless you all for the great loss you all have suffered. I have met Mr. Presley twice and anyone could see the love that he had for his job and the way he took his job serious. He was a great man and will never be forgotten by the people and his fellow brothers in Law Enforcement. Britt

Britt Godsey Patrolman
Amory Police Department

My prayers and thoughts go out to this brave man, he was out in the dark of night searching for a wanted and dangerous fugitive, a person who knows not any civility or concience, Sheriff Presley found him, but in protecting his community he lost his life, and in that loss, his community lost a dangerous man who will never hurt or harm again, another criminal who faces his maker for those dreadful iniquities in the last minutes of his life...

Rest Sheriff, your shift has ended, and the community now sleeps with more security....

Scott Parker
Former Harris County Deputy Constable

My thoughts and prayers go out to Sheriff Presley's family and to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. Thanks for helping to try to make this a better world to live in.

Rest in Peace!

Constable William T. Lawson
Michigan Constable

Our Thoughts and prayers go out to you for loss of your Sheriff of Lee County. Times like this hurt, but you are not alone with the pain. God Bless.
Danny Gibson
Uncle of Mississippi State Trooper
Paul Denham

Danny Gibson

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


To the family of Sheriff Presley and those who worked with him and for him:

My sympathies for loss of another Hero! The law enforcement family has lost another great one. Find peace in your hearts and know that he will Never Be Forgotten.
I lost a friend and comrade in the line of Duty on May 4, 2001. The pain and grief is hard to bear, but is lessen daily.

May sheriff Presley and Pinal County Deputy Jason Lopez rest in Peace.

Deputy Belia Fessenden
Pinal County Sheriff's Department/AZ

You were a great man and will be missed by all you touched.


I can assure you that he was a fantastic Sheriff and loved what he did. He loved his community and what he stood for. He made it an honor to work for him. What a tragic loss we have suffered throughout our entire county.

Sgt. Sheri Hall
Lee Co. Sheriff's Dept.

Being a past officer in Lee County and the son of an officer in Lee County, MS; I became close friends with Sheriff Presley. I know of no better officer. Sheriff Presley was a good man and a GREAT Law Enforcement Officer. I would like to thank Sheriff Presley for being like a family member to me. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Presley and all the members of the Lee County Sheriff's Department. I know that it's hard to lose two Great Sheriff's in a row in office, but we all must continue on in the fight against crime because that is what Harold Ray Presley lived and died for and we must continue his legacy. I know that Harold Ray and Jack Shirley are both in Heaven now watching over us as we carry on their efforts. God Bless you all.

Terry L. Winkles, Past Officer

To the family and officers who worked under him may God bless each and every one of you. I know how it feels to love a co-worker. On 5/12/2001 I received a phone call saying I just had a officer killed in the line of duty. My heart went to my feet.I've done this type work for nearly 28 years and this day in time I can only wonder will I be next. I just trust in God that he will protect me and if it's my time I know I will be with God. This agency's prayers will be with you.

Chief Danny Russ
Bladenboro Police Dept

You are not forgotten! We will continue to do the job in your honor and in memory of you and all who laid down their lives so that we could live in a civilized society. We are stronger because of you. Rest in peace.


Rest in Peace Brother, You and your family are in our prayers.

Cobb County Police, GA

Please, accept in the name of my wife Aleidy and myself our deepest condolences in the passing of Sheriff Presley. May God have mercy upon his soul and grant his family, friends and coworkers the much needed condolences.

Frank Piloto, Jr., Retired Deputy Sherif
Miami Dade Police Department

Rest in peace Sheriff Presley. You are in our prayers and thoughts. As Utah grieves for 2 police chiefs, we grieve for the loss at the Lee County SO and his family.

Peggy Call, Crime Analyst
Salt Lake City PD

To the family and friends of Sheriff Presley we extend our deepest sympathy. We will remember the Sheriff for his ultimate sacrifice protecting and serving society.
Captain Jimmy Maples and family
Gatlinburg, TN Police Dept.

Captain Jimmy Maples
Gatlinburg, TN Police Dept.

I had met Sheriff Presley several times and I was very impressed with the man. He never acted like he was better than you, he acted very down to earth. It makes my heart sad when something like this happens. My thoughts will be with the Presley family. You will always be remembered Sheriff Presley.

Deputy Randy Butts
Washington County Sheriff's Department

My prayers are with the family and Dept of Harold Presley:

The Badge

- It is polished and shiny and looks so fine.
Once you earn it you have to tow the line.
- The minute you wear it upon your chest
it becomes a symbol that you are the best.
- It means honesty, integrity, and fairness to all.
Your life is never your own, but at the publics call.
- Night or day, any hour, it makes you a mark.
It doesn't protect you from a shot in the dark.
- Over the years the shine starts to fade,
but brighter still is the man its made.
- It is often what seperates you from the crowd.
It is a second family of which you are proud.
- So now comes your time, you can't be denied.
When you pin on your badge, wear it with pride
- The minute you wear it upon your chest
it becomes a symbol that you are the best.

....unknown author

Our thoughts and prayers goes out to the Family and friends of Sheriff Presley.

May God Bless you always

Terry Miyares
Officer Emilio Miyares
Hialeah Police Dept, Florida
E.O.W. 11/6/86

Terry Miyares, officer's widow
Hialeah Police Dept.

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