Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Herman Eugene Harris, Sr.

Louisiana Department of Corrections, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, May 4, 2000

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Reflections for Captain Herman Eugene Harris, Sr.

Rest in peace Captain Harris.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 21, 2020

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

May 4, 2020

I served under Capt. Harris at Phelps Correctional Center D-Team years ago.

I was saddened to learn of his death and wish his family well going forward.

Sgt. Richard E. Sanders CCPCC
Louisiana Dept. of Corrections

May 23, 2018

Although many years have passed I still remember all you taught me when I was at Phelps. Thank you Captain Harris.

Police Officer Joseph Owens
Department of Veterans Affairs Police

June 6, 2015

The promise: Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

May 4, 2015

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

May 4, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the tenth 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 your family members as I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 4, 2010



May 5, 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

February 2, 2008

This anniversary day must be a difficult day for the family of Captain Harris. I bet that sometimes it feels like yesterday that you last saw him; other days it probably feels like forever.

Captain Harris' family - you are not alone and he is not forgotten.

RIP brother. Watch over your brothers in blue.

May 4, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 7th anniversary of you being called away. I salute you for your dedicated service in corrections. I always had a special place in my heart for those individuals who were for the most part unarmed and locked inside with the worst of the worst. Keep watch over your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 4, 2007

May you rest in peace.

May 4, 2007

I did not know about this memorial till a recent loss of a CPSO deputy. I know its been a while, but you will never be forgotten. thank you for all you taught me.

Dep. Anthony Peshoff

April 15, 2007

Captain Harris, Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten.

Brian Daigle
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center, Louisiana

June 6, 2006

Captain Harris, Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten.

Brian Daigle
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center, Louisiana

June 6, 2006

Capt. Harris was a good friend of mine and I had the honor to work with him over the years. Still think about him alot at work.

Capt. Gerry Williams
Phelps Correctional Center

May 26, 2006

Five years after your death, I lost my brother. May you and all the other fallen heros rest in peace eternally. God bless you Sir.

Kevin Cannon
Brother of Keith Cannon EOW 5/4/05

June 20, 2005

Thank you for your service. You patorlled a beat that everyone you came into contact with were convicted criminals. You worked a beat that sane men would not have. Thank you. You will never be forgotten.

God Speed Brother...

SGT Phil Abdoo
Macomb County Sheriff's Office (MI)

April 1, 2005

In loving memory of Captain Harris, Sr. : Your freakish death reminds me of Trooper Brian Nichols' death. Thank you for your many, many years of dedicated service and we will remember your tragic sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, Washington

August 11, 2004

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