Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Raymond Harris

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, August 4, 2019

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Reflections for Police Officer Raymond Harris

To the family & coworkers of Police Officer Raymond Harris, our Dept bows our hearts in gratitude for the service rendered by your beloved. May peace transcend your ache, so that you may walk in hope even in your deep sorrow.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department, Abilene TX

September 17, 2019

Officer Harris,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

September 16, 2019

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Officer Harris. His sacrifice will never be forgotten.

President Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

September 15, 2019

To the family of Police Officer Raymond Harris, friends and the New York City Police Department, New York.
You are being lifted up in heart, thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you all close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. We will remember you and your family.
"This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:12 & 13
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son (Jesus) that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16 & 17 You are loved!

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Goldsboro, NC

September 12, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Harris. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the NYPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

September 10, 2019

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Raymond died as a result of illness resulting from his heroic actions in the aftermath of 9/11.

To the Harris family, fellow officers, and all who call Raymond beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I hope that that you receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Harris gave to his community and the citizens of New York and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 4, 2019. We shall never forget our 9/11 heroes.

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

September 9, 2019

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Harris and the New York City Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Harris, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

September 4, 2019

Officer Harris, for 18 years, you suffered as a result of your selfless and courageous act of heroism, with your loved ones surely hoping you would recover. But it was not meant to be. Our Lord must have wanted to spend that time with you, having conversations with you and loving you. Now it's over. No more pain, no more tears, only peace and joy in the loving arms of our Lord. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

September 4, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
Rest In Peace Officer Raymond Harris.
Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, brothers and sisters at New York City Police Department.

Officer Janet Sanchez
Yuma Police Department

September 3, 2019

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Douglas Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

August 30, 2019

Thank you Officer Harris for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of New York. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

August 29, 2019

Twenty-two years canvassing the busy heartbeat of NYC. Your smile reflects a big-heart and positive passion for the people of NYC. I have no doubt you were always like this- passionate about protecting the innocent. Then....9/11 You knew that very morning that you were capable and ready. I also don't doubt for a moment you were there for each and every person that reached out to you in need as the towers soon collapsed. I won't forget you Officer Harris. Your memory will live on in the hearts of all who had the opportunity to work with you and loved you. Just as certain, you are now canvassing the busy streets of heaven.

Officer Sam Knight
Department of Veterans Affairs Police Department

August 29, 2019

Officer Harris, so sad to hear of your passing. Thank you for your service sir. Rest in Peace. God Bless you and your family

Karen Perrucci
sister of fallen LEO Gary D Pagano

August 29, 2019

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Police Officer Raymond Harris during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Police Officer Raymond Harris.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

August 28, 2019

Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant.
God has already reserved a special place
for our protectors.
Please continue your watch over us.

Thank you for your service!
Thank you for your protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

August 28, 2019

On behalf of the Albany Police Academy Session 4 Recruits, we send our condolences to the friends and family of New York City Police Department, Police Officer Raymond Harris.

Recruit Kennedy
Albany Police Academy

August 28, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Harris. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at New York City Police Department.

US Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

August 28, 2019

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Raymond Harris, from complications from the September 11,2011 Terrorist Attacks at the World Trade Center twin towers in New York City. It is always a huge loss when a fellow officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 28, 2019

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

August 27, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Harris!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

August 27, 2019


President Bobby Jenkins
Florida State FOP Lodge

August 27, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 27, 2019

Officer Harris, I thank you for your brave service to the city of New York and to our country. I am saddened that so many of you lost your lives in this manner. I salute you and your families for the battles you have all continued to fight since that day. Go with God. May He watch over your family now. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Flowery Branch, GA

August 27, 2019

Heavenly Father,

The following four (4) Law Enforcement Officers died recently of 9/11 Related Illnesses contracted as a direct result of their work in the Line-of-Duty at Ground Zero in New York City during the Post-9/11 Attack Rescue and Recovery efforts where they were exposed to the hazardous cancer causing toxins:

1. Lieutenant Robert Jones, of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department; End of Watch: Saturday, June 15, 2019;
2. Detective Christopher Cranston, of the New York City Police Department; End of Watch: Saturday, July 20, 2019;
3. Police Officer Raymond Harris, of the New York City Police Department; End of Watch: Sunday, August 4, 2019, and;
4. Sergeant Jeffrey Cicora, of the New York State Police; End of Watch: Saturday, August 10, 2019.

May You bless them all and comfort their families and their Law Enforcement Agencies. We thank each and everyone of them for their service and sacrifice during a time of great national tragedy.

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, NACM
The Steven Robert Closs Prayer Ministries
Merrimack, NH 03054
Appointed Chaplain: Merrimack NH Police Dept. [Since 2014]
Appointed Chaplain: Nashua NH Police Dept. [Since 2018]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS, NCCA
Nashua / Merrimack NH Police Departments

August 27, 2019

God Bless you Police Officer Raymond Harris , thank you for your service with the New York City Police Department ❤️. Thank you for making the people in the New York City area feel safer. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices. We are so saddened by this terrible news and you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

August 27, 2019

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