Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Alex Gary Morris, Sr.

Hancock County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, April 22, 1961

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Alex Gary Morris, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Morris,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW II and the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 22, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven RizzoDelaware State Police (Retired)

April 22, 2021

You will always live in my heart even though you were gone before I was born, I feel I know you and am the same as you. Redneck Maffia will be written about your life and death. You live on in my heart and mind.

Sheila Chancellor-Hillman

March 24, 2015

Deputy Tyler,
I came upon your information by chance and felt compelled to write this. I noticed your brave Soul left this world the day I entered it, on April 22, 1961. I am a 20 year Army retiree, a former San Diego Sheriff's Deputy and am currently a K9 handler for the San Diego Schools Police Dept. Please watch over us as we continue your fight. God Bless you and your family.

John Pasenelli K9
SDUSD Police Dept

October 19, 2014

Gone before I was borne but you live on in my heart. I am the same as you! You are not lost or forgotten. My Grandfather. I will live as you did!

Sheila Chancellor-Hillman

February 16, 2014

My Grandfather, he was doing the right thing when he was shot in the back by cowards. The case went all the way to the Grand Jury because they could not find a jury that was not influenced by the "Redneck Moffia" of Sneedville Tennessee. No man was ever convicted of the crime. Not only was the man who shot my grandfather a coward but so were all the people who would not stand up and do the right thing. Sad but True!

Sheila Chancellor-Hillman

February 16, 2014

Alex served 21 years and 8 months in the ARMY. During his time of service he was wounded 5 times with 3 purple hearts. After service in the ARMY he came home to finish high school in 1960 somewhere around the age of 46 on the GI bill. Such a tragedy knowing that he lost his life over something so trivial.

Judy Lamb

July 29, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 51rst 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.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 22, 2012

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

April 22, 2010

Thank you for your bravery, dedication and sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT, Retired

April 22, 2008


January 1, 2008

Alex was my Grandfather. He was killed 6 years before I was born. The ordeal was very hard on my Grandmother and her parents. Least we forget...

August 12, 2006

I was a child when this happen but I will always remember it Rest In Peace brother officer. Your shift is over.

July 8, 2005

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