Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Kurt E. "Woody" Harrelson

Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, July 31, 2003

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Reflections for Sergeant Kurt E. "Woody" Harrelson

Woody, you are dearly missed as a friend and an awesome investigator. May God bless your dear family and allow your memory and legacy to be a blessing to all.

Captain Scott Silverii
Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office

We are truly saddened at Kurt's loss.
We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

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

Dear Warrior, I'm sadened to know that we have lost another officer in the line of duty. But, you did what you do because you chose it. You chose to walk the thin blue line between warrior and servant and we are grateful for your sacrifice. May God provide your family with swift closure in their loss, and to yourself, swift winds to your next assignment in heaven, as you walk those streets under his command. A huge reward is awaiting you. In the meantime, please watch over us and the remaining peace officers that will continue the watch in your absence. Goodnight sir.

Concerned Military Member

We are so sorry for this tragic loss. Our family has walked in your shoes before. Our son was killed while on patrol on Ft Polk La, on the 8/9/2000. We will keep you in our hearts and prayers John 14:27

mother of Fallen Military Police Officer Brian T. Gleason

Tammy Persin

Rest in peace brother in blue.
The watch is ours now.

God bless your family.

Pennsylvania State Police

Rest in peace bllue angel.


How incredibly tragic that these officers lost their lives while rushing to save the life of another. They made the ultimate sacrifice for their community. My prayers go out to their families, friends and to our brothers and sisters in the LaFourche Parish Sheriff's Dept. We will not forget.

Honolulu Police Dept.

To Sergeant Kurt Harrelson's Family, Friend's ,and Co-workers;
Our thought's and prayer's are with you all , we pray that God will give you the comfort and strength, he has given us. Thanks Sergeant Harrelson for the great sacrifice you have made, and thanks to all the other fallen Hero's that have made the same great sacrifice for us. GOD BLESS THEM ALL.

Sister of Officer Glenn H. Hicks- EOW 02/20/03

My thoughts and prayers are with Sgt. Harrelson's wife, children, family, friends and co-workers. You are never alone in your pain and grief. Your law enforcement family mourns with you. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

May God bless you and your family. May His angels protect your loved ones now and in the years to come. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Virtute Et Armis

Inv. John Creamer
Tallahassee Florida Police Department

Rest in peace and God bless.


Our hearts go out to the family of Detective Chaney Champagne and Sergeant Kurt Harrelson. You can be very proud of them for their service to the community and their fellow man. May God bless you both and guide both of your families and coworkers through this most difficult of times. Be proud of them always. You served us well......RIP brothers. AC

Pennsylvania State Police

Thank you Brother for the sacrifices that you have will live forever within us all.

“My Badge at Heart”

We band of Brothers and Sisters have fought so very hard
Protected our streets, our people, their homes
Protected the children, the aged and the tired
Protected each other, our brothers and our sisters
We prayed every night and every day since we swore to protect and uphold
God, let us return to those who too are so brave
Our mothers and fathers our brothers and sisters
God let me once again hold my wife, my sons and my daughters
Allow me to picnic with my family, celebrate a wedding, and sing happy birthday
God, please let me live to teach my sons to play catch and to watch my daughters dance
Please let me grow old with love, compassion, and strength
But most of all God, if you need me to lay down my life for another
Please, please tell my family, my loved ones, and my friends
I died not in vain, I sought no heroics
I died doing what I was proud to do
I died being who I was proud to be
I died, my badge at heart

Dedicated to all Blue Angels and their families
CPD, Retired



to the family of Sergeant Kurt Harrelson god bless you all.

chief peaches guidry
mermentau louisiana police dept

To Sergeant Harrelson family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you'

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio F. Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL, EOW 11/6/86



Rest easy, brother. Help watch over trhose of us left behind and take care of those who will follow. God bless your family and friends. God bless you, hero.....Never to be forgotten.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

Yet another hero has had their life taken too soon. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Harrelson. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.
Rest in peace for your watch here is over walk in heavens beat and guide us all to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

Rest in Peace Sgt. Harrelson. Thanks for doing your job. My sympathy goes out to your family, friends and fellow Officers!

Officer Julie Schmidt
Louisville Metro Police Dept. Louisville, KY

To the wife, children, family, friends and coworkers of Sgt Harrelson may God be with you all in this terrible time of loss. My heart and prayers are with you all. May you kids know always what a true HERO your dad is. Rest in peace Sgt. Harrelson and thank you for a job well done.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Azure, EOW 08/06/02

God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Sergeant Harrelson,
I am sooo sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you. I know how bad it hurts, I have been there. There are no words that I can say to take away your pain, I hope it gives you comfort knowing you are in my prayers. Hold tight to your wonderful memories, that way he will live forever. He IS and will ALWAYS be a hero. Lean on God and eachother for comfort.
Thanks for a job well done!!
Kristi Robinson
Girlfriend of Officer Linen, CA Highway Patrol, EOW 8/12/01

Kristi Robinson
Survivor 2001

My fiance, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Kurt did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Kurt be the be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Sergeant Harrelson's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to you all. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through this tough time, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you.

Please accept my condolences on behalf of the McElderry family and remember that Kurt is part of huge law enforcement family. If you ever need anything any number of them will be there for you (as I've quickly found out!) From reading the many reflections posted here, I am certain Kurt was well respected and well loved. Thank you for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please take care of my fiance Dennis.

Peace, Love, Luck, and Happiness!

Jocelyne Brar (Drakesville, IA)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis McElderry - EOW (01/03/03)

May God be with your Family. Sorry that the officers of this department paid the high price for the love of mankind in the helping of others.

NC Highway Patrol

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