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Correctional Officer Dan Harrison

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, July 23, 1978

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Dan Harrison

God rest Mr Harrisons soul. And all the other officers who dedicated themselves to law enforcement. You will always be remembered. Amen.

Emiile Tokich

November 23, 2020

I just don’t even know where to begin as far as the sickness and anger I felt at reading this. Not to downplay or undermine any other death of any other amazing man and woman LEO on here, but this is one of the most brutal and evil murders I think I have read on here. I only hope every single inmate who had even the smallest shred of participation in this murder is eternally experiencing something far worse than any prison sentence they faced at the time of this incident. Officer Harrison, thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your heroic sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 23, 2020

Rest in peace Correctional Officer Harrison.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 16, 2019

Remember this day very well. Although I was only 6 I remember details on that day very well. We were in church that evening and my uncle and another officer both in uniform came to the church. It was Pastor Smiths church I believe. My uncle knocked on the church door. It was a one room, wooden floor building and the knock was loud. When the door opened I saw my uncle standing there and I saw the look on his face. I knew something was wrong. He then asked for my mama. I can't remember if my dad was there working that day or if he had been called in because of the riot. I don't know the words he said, but my mama fainted instantly. We hurried home to the little prison houses and we were on lock down. I knew something bad had happened hearing my dad tell my mama of many horrible events that would take place day to day at work.Waiting in horror for my dad to get home on that Bloody Sunday was very horrifying for a 6 year old girl. Then hearing of the events that took place that day was a sad beginning for my dads beautiful cousin "doll" and her three children. My family. Dan Harrison lost his life mainly because of unlocked gates that allowed the "convicts" access to places that the guards thought were secure. Always remember life at "the prison". I now have family and friends that work there. My prayers with them always.

Marsha Ann Guards Daughter
Family member

June 6, 2016

My grandfather will never be forgotten his memory lives on through his family. We are still asked about his death until this day. Although, I was not born yet i know you were an extraordinary man. Your Daughter Andrea Harrison, my mother surely believes so.

Victoria Blankenship

February 2, 2015

Rest in Peace, Correctional Officer Harrison. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 30, 2012

I want to be just like you, Dan. Thank you for all that you have done and you are not forgotten.

Ashley Hartmeyer COII
Georgia State Prison

January 16, 2012

Responding to assist another in need. Thats what makes the bond so unique, we dont ask whats going on, how many are there, if I come will we be able to come out ok, if im hurt what will my family do, are there weapons. No questions, we respond to get in the fight with our fellow man and we fight it out til we can do no more. Thats just what you did and I am honored to have read your story, Thank You for your service and sacrifice. "Nemo Me Impune Lacessit " RIP Brother

Georgia Cop
State of Georgia

September 4, 2011

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

Truer words were never spoken. Dan is not forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 24, 2011

I am so honored and humbled by your reflections of Dan. For those who have lost your precious love one in the line of duty, I honor their sacrifice and cherish their gift to us to make our world safer. They gave the ultimate sacrifice! I personaly know your pain; my heart bleeds for you. My Father in heaven has a plan that I do not understand. Even so, I will serve Him.

Thank you for loving Dan and his family in such a intimate way, through you expression of reflections. Death does not destroy love nor end their legacy. We will meet them on the other side!

May God keep and bless you,

Alicia Harrison

Alicia Harrison McEachin

January 14, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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 line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. Your brutal murder was horrific, and I hope all involved burn in hell.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 24, 2010

C.O. Harrison, GOD BLESS YOU & Rest In Peace my Brother! Your murder was horrific and those who did it will face their maker someday and pay for their deeds! Our job is dangerous but we still show up, day or night, 365 days a year and keep those who don't want to be part of the human race, secured behind walls and barbed wire. You are a fine example of what an D/D or C/O should be! Your story is an inspiration to those who work hard and are a team player. I would have been honored to know you! Thank You for your service and you are a credit to ALL of us in this career field!!!!!!

Detention Deputy G. Carew
Seminole County Sheriff's Office, FL J.E.P.C.F.

February 6, 2009

I saw your picture the first day at the academy. We were told some but soon heard from "old timers" about you. What stuck with me was you were not even supposed to be at work that day, but you were a teamplayer helping your fellow officer by working his shift. You are not forgoten. RIP.

Former C.O.II (GSP)

September 4, 2008

Thank you for your are not forgotten.

Deputy Reserve

March 19, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 26, 2007

My prayers are with you and your family.

Former N.H. Police Officer
Fauquier County, VA

October 15, 2007

God, let there always be more as CO Yeager who refuses to forget the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice !

CO Harrison:

May You Rest-In-Peace

“.....Several inmates rioted at the prison taking hostages and barricading themselves inside of two dormitories. A second officer, Officer Preston Foskey, was severely injured, but survived. After the melee, two inmates along with Officer Harrison were dead. Georgia State Prison houses approximately 1,334 adult male felons. The prison houses the most recalcitrant and aggressive adult male offenders incarcerated in the Georgia prison system.....” (Georgia Department of Corrections Press Release 2003)

Maj M. B. Parlor

July 23, 2007

I first want to give my condolences for your tragic loss. I was shocked, horrified and appalled by what had happened. Even more so I was ashamed to be a part of an organization that would try to push someones name under the rug and not give him any recognition that he deserves. I am very pleased to see that Officer Dan Harrison is finally posted on the fallen officers site. I never met him but, I was angered by the way his brutal death was treated. So heres to you Officer Dan Harrison, may god have blessed you and may your family have peace in their hearts.

CO II Amy Yeager
Smith State Prison

September 30, 2003

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