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Police Officer Alexandra Brenneman Harris

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, June 13, 2021

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Reflections for Police Officer Alexandra Brenneman Harris

RIP Officer Harris. You died a hero. My sympathies to your family, friends and fellow officers.

SFC William Farrell
US Army Military Police, Ret

August 5, 2021

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

August 2, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Lexi Harris.
Prayers and condolences.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

July 30, 2021

Rest in peace Sister in Blue. I pray your family and loved ones are blessed with beautiful memories of times shared with you and that they will help them find strength and courage to carry on. The life you lived has blessed them with a lifetime of honor to carry with them. My heartbreaks for your loved ones loss and our nations loss of a true Hero.

Municipal Police Officer Lozano, H.
Los Angeles PD

July 2, 2021

It was an honor to have been at your memorial today. The way everyone speaks of you shows what an exemplary person you were both on and off duty.

My wish is that others will follow in your footsteps and live their lives with the courage and dedication you showed on a daily basis.

Dispatcher #36
Seattle Police Department

July 2, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

June 28, 2021

Rest in peace Sister.

Detective Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Dept. Tx

June 28, 2021

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

June 27, 2021

Officer Harris, You gave your life while not even on duty but simply out of a duty to act. You did what many cops would do, but few civilians. You put the welfare of strangers above yourself. I thank you for your service and your sacrifice breaks my heart.

God Bless and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful, Sister.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

June 25, 2021

Rest In Peace Officer Harris. God bless you and your family. May God ease their suffering and loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family and colleagues. Thank you for your selfless service!

Lieutenant Erich Vedder
East Lansing Police Department

June 23, 2021

Rest In Peace sister

Sgt Benjamín Rodríguez Bermúdez
Puerto Rico Police Departament

June 22, 2021

Rest In Peace.

Captain D.J. Fitzgerald
La Posta Police Department

June 22, 2021

Harris had great character, a heart of a lion, and a great sense of humor. It sickens me to know that such an exceptional person has lost her life. My heart goes out to her Husband, Daughters, and family. My wife and I both thought very highly of Harris, enjoyed working with her, and enjoyed our conversations with her. Anyone who knew Harris, knew she was an especially exceptionally rare person indeed!

Officer Barker, Scott
Former Seattle PD / Current Spokane PD

June 21, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 21, 2021

Rest In Peace Sister!!

Lieutenant ( Retired ) Victor Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

June 20, 2021

Officer Harris' family,

My condolences to you. Officer Harris made the ultimate sacrifice while serving her community off duty. Her courageous act to preserve human life while off duty will not be forgotten.

Recruit Carter
Gardena PD

June 20, 2021

Officer Harris,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

June 20, 2021

ANOTHER, unselfish Police Officer taken to early! On her way home, AFTER working her shift, not being appreciated and supported, yet she still stopped to help! May God welcome you in and give you a seat at the table, and may he also help your family, friends, and fellow Officers, carry on during this most difficult time. God Bless you and Thank You for your Service and for caring!

Ed McCallister
Retired NYSDOCS

June 20, 2021

James P Waggle, Jr.
Civilian

June 19, 2021

Rest in peace sister. Thank you for your service. God's speed ma'am.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

June 19, 2021

You'll never be forgotten officer Harris,
God Bless

Rick Tardiff
Citizen of Washington State

June 19, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Alexandra Brenneman Harris and the extended law enforcement family of the Seattle Police Department, Washington.


End of Watch Sunday, June 13, 2021.


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

June 19, 2021

Rest in Paradise Sister Officer. Thank you for your service. Prayers to your family and co-workers.

M/Sgt retired Lisa Ditzler
Illinois State Police D-16

June 18, 2021

Thank you Officer Harris for your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Seattle, it will never be forgotten. My deepest heartfelt condolences and prayers to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at the Seattle Police Department. God bless you sister and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Sergeant Craig Danielson
West Fargo Police Department
West Fargo, ND

June 18, 2021

Heavenly Father, the sudden, violent, and tragic death of Police Officer Alexandra B. Harris of the Seattle WA Police Department has filled our law enforcement family’s eyes with tears and their hearts
with sorrow. We are distressed by the mysteries of your providence. As your child we want so much
to say, “Not my will, but thine be done,” but at times we find it difficult to do. Forgive us and help
us. We pray by your Holy Spirit, to accept your ways as always best. Apply to these wounded hearts
the healing touch of our precious promises, and let them soon experience its power. Teach us not
to mourn as those who have no hope. Wipe away the tears from our eyes that we may be able to
see through the mist, beyond death and grave, to the Resurrection and Life assured by the glorious
victory of our Savior Jesus Christ over death and the grave. May the passing of Police Officer Alexandra B. Harris remind us that we, too, are but pilgrims and strangers on earth. Grant us the grace to love less and less the things that are material and temporal, and to love more and more the things that are spiritual and
eternal. Teach us to number our days and to apply our heart to the wisdom taught by Jesus Christ,
that He is the Way and the Truth and the Life, and that no one comes to you but by Him. In your Holy
Name we pray. In Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, RPP, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Chaplain - United States Grace Force
GOD STRONG

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

June 18, 2021

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