Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Ronald Hamlin Harrison

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, August 15, 2007

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Reflections for Sergeant Ronald Hamlin Harrison

You are remembered today. I pray that God blesses you and your family. Thank you for your many years of service to the community.

Virginia LEO

June 18, 2009


Godbless you and watch over us! RIP!


February 9, 2009

Well Ron,

We just finished the Candlelight vigil at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and I think that your family and those of the 180 other officers memorialized can finally have peace. You were loved and respected.

Joe Akers

May 15, 2008

I only wish to say hello to Ron. And thanks for our chats we shared. this needs to stop the TAKING of innocent live. Ron, say hello to Juan.

May 11, 2008

Dearest Seargeant Harrison,

I was in Tampa on business the day after you were taken from us. After watching all the news reports, I felt like I knew you. I remember watching the news on the morning of your funeral. They reported how traffic in southwest florida would be crazy, due to the freeway closures for your funeral procession. You must have been one amazing man!! As a father, I thank you for your efforts to eradicate drunk driving. It will be my privilege to shake your hand in heaven one day. Rest easy......

David Goldman
Houston, Texas

April 10, 2008

Sgt. Harrison you are a true hero. You laid it all on the line and never backed down.
Rest in peace sergeant

Cpl. B.L. Taylor
Hillsborugh County Sheriff's Office, Tampa, FL

January 28, 2008

It has now been 5 months, and wow!!!! There are so many names after yours, I regret not appreciating this site before this. The holidays were hard, but we made it. You know how much I miss you. Well hot stuff, until next time. i love you but miss you even more.

Ronnee Harrison

January 17, 2008

A simple thank you is all I have to offer. A heavy heart for those loved ones and friends whom remain. A confidence knowing the Lord has a special place reserved at His table for men who give all such as you. Men who ask nothing in return. In Memory of all whom serve us selflessly, Thank You (You'll never hear that enough)--

Alan Stockard
Grateful citizen

January 1, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Sergeant Harrison. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Ron, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Ron's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Ron's life was about so much more than the way he died. Ron will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Sergeant Harrison, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 30, 2007

My son is a member of your DUI team - and, while I was in Tampa on a visit from Kansas, he invited me to observe your DUI checklane on that night. I was very much impressed, and you Sir, have much to be proud of. My son told me of your leadership and dedication and of the tremendous impact you have had, and continue to have, upon your department, the many law enforcement agencies in the area, and most certainly - upon him. When he introduced me to you, my parting words included a request that you watch over my son. I believe you do.

Blessings to you family and friends.
Our love and respect.

KS ABC Agent John Morrill

December 30, 2007

Christmas is the time of giving without expecting anything in return. Sgt. Ron Harrison did this everyday in life and now in death. I salute him and thank him for giving me a clear prespective why we (LEOs) do what we do. God Bless Ron and his family.

I want to leave this poem for him and all LEOs:


I have been where you fear to go...
I have seen what you fear to see...
I have done what you fear to do...
All these things I've done for you.

I am the one you lean upon...
The one you cast your scorn upon...
The one you bring your troubles to...
All these people I've been for you.

The one you ask to stand apart...
The one you feel should have no heart...
The one you call the man in blue...
But I am human just like you.

And through the years I've come to see...
That I'm not what you ask of me...
So take this badge and take this gun...
Will you take it? Will anyone?

And when you watch a person die...
And hear a battered baby cry...
Then so you think that you can be
All those things you ask of me...?

"Tears Of A Cop" - author unknown

Det. Phil Dubord
Hillsborough Co. Sherriff's Office

December 25, 2007

Although it is sometimes heartwrenching, I visit these ODMP pages several times a week. As a member of a department who lost one of our finest in 2004, I remember how I felt each and every time a new posting appeared. Postings from Officers, citizens and even complete strangers. I cried, I smiled, and I began to heal. This healing is certainly a process and the new reflections still help with the loss....even after 3 1/2 years.

The reflections I send are truly heartfelt. I am drawn to your site Sgt Harrison. I come here regularly, sometimes just to see your smiling face in this photo. A picture that tells a thousand stories of happier times for your loved ones; both your immediate family and your police family. I want them to know that although we are seperated by miles, we are one big family bound by this Thin Blue Line and this unexplainable grief.

You are a HERO to me Sgt Harrison. We will meet on the other side one day...of this I am certain.

God Bless you and your families throughtout this Holiday season. I will be praying for all of you.

911 Dispatcher

Friend of Mark Sawyers EOW 6-5-04
Sterling Heights PD, Michigan

November 23, 2007

wow. . .it has been 3 months, and I still miss him just the same. My father stood against drunk driving, and over the past month I have come to accept what this senseless act will represent. We have all put our attention to drunk driving, well now I want to bring attention to being drunk period. People make decisions when they are drunk that they can not take back. Beating their wife and kids, driving, or CARRYING A GUN. I am not against people drinking but I am against being drunk.

My mentor, my friend, my father

Ronnee Harrison

November 14, 2007

You are a hero that will never be forgotten. May your soul rest in peace.

Officer Katherine Burke
Tarpon Springs Police Department

October 24, 2007

Sergeant Harrison,

I read of your tragic situation through monitoring the O.D.M.P. I had no words to describe the shock, pain and
sadness I felt when I heard of the details. I wanted to do something for you so I took time to watch your the parts of your service by internet that I could and it was incredible. You would have been proud. I am applying to become a Police Officer and your story gives me the reminder I will need to never, never let my guard or that of any other officer's down. I give you and your family, both personal and professional, my fullest of respect, thoughts and prayers.

Josh Holcomb, Applying to be an Officer

October 18, 2007

RIP brother and God bless your family.

Deputy L.Dominguez
Palm Beach Co. Sheriff Office

October 2, 2007

Heros never die, R.I.P. Sgt. you wont be forgotten

Rutgers University PD

September 29, 2007

In a time when it would appear the life is cheap, we are constantly reminded of its priceless value, by the valor, bravery and dedication of men and women who on a daily basis, make the ultimate sacrifice and pay the ultimate price for our safety.

My appreciation is boundless and my thanks are never ending.

Greatful Citizen E.Hunt Cleveland Ohio

September 15, 2007


Sergeant Daniel Abrahamson
Osceola County Sheriffs Office

September 13, 2007

Thank you so very much for your two decades of service to your community and to our profession. You are a true hero who will never be forgotten.

We send our strength and prayers to your family, friends, and colleagues. May you find the peace that you are well deserved.

"Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."

Respectfully submitted on behalf of my department,

Officer Matthew Lewek
Menomonee Falls (WI) Police Department

September 12, 2007

Sarg, Going to miss your words of wisdom and guidance. Thank you for the knowledge and insight you provided during our years together on the squad and deployment task force. You will never be forgotten.

Deputy J. Fender
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

September 9, 2007

A cowardly act took your life - you deserved so much more than that. I take comfort in the fact that SWAT made sure this coward never hurts another one of us.

Rest in peace, my brother. Watch over all of us. My prayers are with your family, friends, and fellow officers.

PC Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

September 3, 2007

Rest In Peace Brother. Your family and friends are in my prayers.

Officer Dwight Rackley
Louisville Metro PD, Louisville, KY

September 2, 2007


I just wanted to tell you that your sacrifice and dedication to the citizens of Florida in especially Hillsborough County will never go unnoticed. May the light of heaven shine on your family and may your spirit of protection watch over your troops and shift. God speed and god bless.

Cpl. Irizarry
MDPD (Lake County)
LOA-FLA Lake County

Cpl J H Irizarry III
Mount Dora Police Department

August 30, 2007

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. -Albert Pine

Sergeant Harrison -- The sacrifice you made for your community will never be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Sergeant Harrison -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

August 30, 2007

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