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.

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Seg. Joe Harris. Rest in Peace sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

July 17, 2009

I remember growing up and having you around constantly. You were like a second father growing up. The memories of helping you and my dad make trophies or the memory of disney world and halloweens, parties and powerlifting meets. Those times you would pick me up from school in your police car. You will be deeply missed and loved forever.

Natasha A.
Family Friend

July 17, 2009

Joe Harris was an exceptional person who touched everyone he met. I was given the honor of meeting Joe when I worked at Enchanted Hills Elementary and asked him if he could bring Harley to my program and talk with the children. After that first meeting any time I called and ask if he would bring Harley and visit with the kids he never said no. Since that time I have been at 2 other elementary schools in Rio Rancho and all it ever took was a phone call and there would come Joe and Harley to play and visit with the children. He would even come to the summer program that I did and just play and talk with the kids, Harley always at his side. His always had a smile on his face and a hug waiting to be given! His family was his pride and you knew that anytime he talked about them because his face would light up. He was such a gentle giant who made you feel safe. All my love and prayers to Tonya,Allie,Harley and his boys. He was loved by us all and will be missed by everyone. His passing will leave a huge hole in our Rio Rancho Community and in the lives of the everyone who met him. The saddest part is that our children of the community who never got the chance to know him now never will know how hard he worked to make a difference in this world for them and how much he loved children. Joe, you will be missed for a lifetime! I know you never set out to be a hero but a hero you are to all of us!!!

Madeline Torrez
Friend and Admirer

July 17, 2009

Joe, I still can't believe that this has really happened. I keep hoping that I will wake up and it all have been a bad dream. You are a credit to the profession, you are a Hero, and will be missed dearly. May God Bless your wife and family during this difficult time. Rest in peace brother, SO 208 is 10-7 10-42.

Lieutenant W. Chris Dameron
Sandoval County Sheriff's Office

July 17, 2009

Sgt Harris, you will be missed by the community that you so obviously touched. The impact you've made is only coming out now but the good you did in life will echo throughout eternity.
William Tennant
Probation & Parole Department
New Mexico Department of Corrections

William Tennant
New Mexico Corrections Department

July 17, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Sergeant Harris as well as the brotherhood at Sandoval County Sheriff's Office. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

July 16, 2009

Gods Speed brother. RIP you will be missed.

Anonymous

July 16, 2009

Joe I never thought I would ever be writing a memorial on your behalf. Im going to miss you, man I loved you like a brother. I remember you would always tell me "were the good guys, its going to be alright". Im still in shock, this crap is not susposed to happen; when I received the phone call at 5:00 am this morning, I was hoping it was just a bad dream. Joe I promise to watch over your wife and daughter from this day foward, what ever they need. Joe that "P.O.S" got his, you took him with ya, good job brother. Im going to really miss ya a lot brother, miss seeing your smiling face in the gym, at briefing, and on the field. Rest in peace Joe, SCSO#208 may your memory and sacrifice never fade.

SGT RON BUCHHOLZ
SANDOVAL COUNTY SHERIFF RIO RANCHO NM.

July 16, 2009

God bless you and your family.

Anonymous

July 16, 2009

Thank you for your numerous years of selfless service, may God welcome you home and be with your family today and always.

Anonymous

July 16, 2009

JOE HARRIS. I met as a police officer at Rio Rancho. Joe was part of the Dare program and was all about the children and education. I also was a server where Joe and his wife,daughter and two sons would come in and eat. I remember when Joe would participate in the Highland games and throw a tree. Joe Harris is a devoted husband, father and friend. We will miss him.

carol hahn
friend

July 16, 2009

May Angels watch over Sgt. Harris, for he watched over us!

Anonymous

July 16, 2009

It is with a heavy heart and many prayers that we have lost a brother who was devoted to his sworn duties, family and friends. God speed dear brother and enter into eternal rest and rejoice with those who have gone on before you and will meet you again in that day and in the presence of him who gave his own life for us to be reconciled to God with forgiveness for all eternity. Your watch will be covered by those who will miss you but never never forget you.

Margaret Hood
Citizen Watch

July 16, 2009

You will be missed my Brother

Deputy J Harris
BCSO

July 16, 2009

MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO ALL WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF SGT HARRIS. MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU WITH A PEACE BEYOND HUMAN UNDERSTANDING. SGT HARRIS, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

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

July 16, 2009

Thoughts and prayers are with your family and your agency. RIP Brother in Blue.

Police Officer D. Kirk
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

July 16, 2009

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Joe Harris. Rest in Peace Brother, We now have the Watch.

PBA
Town of Camillus Police Department, Central New York

July 16, 2009

My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and Agency. May you sleep easy with God, Joe. We thank you for your Service, Sir. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Sgt. Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement-Garland

July 16, 2009

REST IN PEACE BROTHER.

INVESTIGATOR BOB CAMERON
CLEVELAND HTS PD (OHIO)

July 16, 2009

Godspeed, you will be missed.

sgt.
new mexico state police

July 16, 2009

Sergeant Joe Harris

Go rest in peace brother, for your job here is done.
May god rest your soul and bless all your loved ones.

"Heros in Life, Not Death"

D/C Simon Moussa
Ontario Provincial Police

July 16, 2009

Yet another of our heros has been called to patrol the streets of Heaven on angel wings. May you rest in peace, Sergeant Harris. And may God comfort your family, your friends, your fellow deputies, and your brothers and sisters in uniform around the world. God speed and thank you for your service, sir. We will never forget.

Peggy Parker
Texarkana, TX

July 16, 2009

REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF E.J. MORRIS
RANDOLPH MO P.D.

July 16, 2009

Joe,
You once told me that despite having arthritis if I wanted to be a cop bad enough I could get it. While a fractured ankle prevented me from making it into the academy, I'll never forget your advice. Your advice was a direct reflection of your attitude on life - go for it.

I remember talking with you at Joe's Pasta House in Rio Rancho many times. You were always quick with a joke or a story from the job.

You were obviously born to be a police officer and whether you knew it or not, you were born to be a hero.

They don't make many like you anymore.

You will be missed.

Godspeed.
-Robert Smith
Thankful citizen of New Mexico

Robert Smith
Albuquerque, NM

July 16, 2009

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