Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Joseph Anthony Harris, Sr.

Sandoval County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Thursday, July 16, 2009

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Reflections for Sergeant Joseph Anthony Harris, Sr.

Sgt. Harris thank you for holding the line during the many years of service to your community. May God bless and keep your family during these trying times.

Sgt. Sean Jett
Otero County Sheriffs Department

July 17, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

PFC Adam F Laser
Westminster City Police Department

July 17, 2009

On behalf of all Missouri law enforcement officers, dispatchers and the like, we extend our sincere sympathy to the family, fellow officers and friends of Sergeant Harris. Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace our fallen hero.

Scott Barthelmass, Founder/Team Manager
Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team

July 17, 2009

Rest in Peace My Brother. You are a HERO and with the ANGELS NOW...

Ret. J Spitale
Long Branch P.D. NJ

July 17, 2009

You've fought the noble fight and now God has called you home. Return to Him in honor, my brother, and rest forever in peace. Thank you for your selfless sacrifice. You are my Hero!

Former GPD Officer

July 17, 2009

Godspeed Sir...Go in Peace

Ptn. R. Murphy

July 17, 2009

Sergeant Harris,
Your community and this nation owe you our grattitude and are forever in your debt. Thank you for your many years of service, I know you will be missed. Your family will be in my prayers. Rest in peace brother, you will never be forgotten.

Sgt Nyce
Broward Sheriff's Office

July 17, 2009

Rest In Peace.

U.S. Marshals

July 17, 2009


I met you in the early 90's when I was young and wanting to be a cop. My grandparents introduced us on one of my visits to Rio Rancho. You were very welcoming and let me ride with you several times. I knew that whenever I visited I could get in touch with you and ride out.

Even though I grew older and started my own career in law enforcement and I didn't keep up with you, I thought of you every time I visited. Now, I am kicking myself for not keeping in touch. I wish I had taken the time to meet with you one more time so I could have personally thanked you for helping a young "wanna be" become the veteran officer that I am.

Joe, thank you for letting me ride with you. Thank you for taking the time to openly and honestly talk with me about being the police and sharing pieces of wisdom.

Thank you for your service. I know you are in a better place but you will be missed.

Cpl. Linn Goodman
Cleburne Texas PD

July 17, 2009

Rest in peace, brother.

Officer R. Law
Rocklin PD

July 17, 2009

It is with a broken heart and and sad condolences that I wish to leave this tribute to a man who represented what is good in our brief lives. Sgt. Joe Harris will be remembered by many who probably knew much better than I. Therefore I can say that I wish I could of had the honor of standing next to this Godly man. He is one of many who are dedicated to keep the law and peace while serving his sworn duty to protect and defend. Rest in eternal peace my friend, until we all will one day meet again. Your memory will live on thru the eyes of so many you helped save and protect and defend. God go with you.

Nargaret Hood
Citizens Watch

July 17, 2009

God bless you and your family.


July 17, 2009

Rest in peace, your service and sacrafice will not be forgotten!

Patrolman Jeff Tripp
Marion,Ma Police Dept

July 17, 2009

Wars come and go but my soldiers they remain eternal.

2 pac.

A. Murphy

July 17, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Sergeant Harris today and always.. Thank you Sergeant Harris for your service and sacrifice you are a HERO! and will never be forgotten.. Rest in Peace Sir...

Sister of Ofc. John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994 Henrico PD Virginia

July 17, 2009

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Detective Kevin Kratz

July 17, 2009

My Brother

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.

He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest in Peace Sgt. Harris.

Federal LEO Liz Blair
National Park Service

July 17, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Sgt. Harris. RIP brother...we have it from here.

Officer Jimmy Bartley
Beaumont, TX. PD

July 17, 2009

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten.........

Detective Edward Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)

July 17, 2009

Sgt. Harris,

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

July 17, 2009

We have lost another honorable, brave and loving brother to the forces of evil that permiate our society. Although you took the perp out too, you went seperate ways, you to oour Fathers heavenly kingdom and the evil one to the firey gates of Satan.Your name will never be forgotten by your brothers and sisters in law enforcement and they will care for your family.AS you get to meet all our brothers and sisters who have gone before and be with our Lord and savior give Jesus a hug for all of us and for your family. Rest in peace brother. In Christ

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD, AZ State Chap. FOP

July 17, 2009

May you rest in peace Sgt. Harris and God be with your family left behind.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

July 17, 2009

My prayers are with you and your family.


July 17, 2009

To the family, friends and law enforcement brothers and sister of Sgt. Joe:

Although Joe has come to EOW, his tour of duty has only begun. He will have eternity to enjoy those that knew and loved him, and an eternity to know the joys of Eternal Peace and Happiness.

As a former police officer and deputy sheriff, my heart goes out to all whose lives Joe touched. We should learn not to say "Good-bye," but rather "See you later."

Corporal James Pixley
San Manuel Department of Pubic Safety

July 17, 2009

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Sergeant Joe Harris as well as to the Sandoval County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace Sergeant Harris, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

July 17, 2009

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