Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Henry Howard Scarborough

Myrtle Beach Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, March 7, 1949

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Reflections for Police Officer Henry Howard Scarborough

Forever a hero even with day on the job. Rest in peace Officer Scarborough.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 10, 2019

IN HONORE CASORUM
The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

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

March 7, 2015

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Thank you for your sacrifice.

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08

K.L.

September 30, 2010

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR POLICE AND MILITARY SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

March 11, 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
Sergeant
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.

July 10, 2007

To Officer Henry Howard Scarborough and his loved ones:

On this the fifty seventh anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

You had served us honorably in the Army and then went into law enforcement and were killed in the line of duty on the first day you worked with Myrtle Beach P.D.

Henry, you stood ready to rescue us, save our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Officer Scarborough.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Henry gave to his community and the citizens of South Carolina, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 7,1949.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 8, 2006

Officer Scarbrough,
On today, the 57th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

March 7, 2006

We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
The young ones now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

Prayers to you & your family!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) PD

Rest in peace. Your career was short, but no less valor than any other who wore the uniform.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

GOD BLESS. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RETIRED
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

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