Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Harold Lee Hammons

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, January 22, 1992

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Reflections for Police Officer Harold Lee Hammons

Its hard to believe it’s been 26 years since you left. I can remember going out after your shift to play a game of pool and have a beer. It was nice to have made a great friend, since I wasn’t a native “Dallasite”. I’m glad you worked security at our apartment complex and shared many a conversation. I miss our friendship and I miss you. - Michael Elliott

USMC Michael Elliott
Friend

June 21, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 22, 2018

Hey Man, It was been so many years, just so many.

You came up in a conversation today and reminded me of some good time, pot lucks and hanging by the pool.

You are not forgotten.

Stephen Lechner
Reitired - DSO

July 21, 2016

We will always miss you

Gracie
Mother

May 18, 2016

Harold,
Although it has been 24 years, I still think of you often & the times we rode together. You are not forgotten, my friend!

Sergeant K.C. Campbell, Jr.
Dallas Police Department

May 12, 2016

Sat next to you in the Academy all those months; My badge number is one from yours. I finally retired after 25 plus years, but I think of you often. RIP Harold, your not forgotten.

Sr.Cpl. T Welhouse (Retired)
Dallas Police SWAT

January 22, 2016

Another year has passed, received a call from a detective in the Dallas Police Department, don't know why I freaked, they have already done the worst thing they could possibly do in taking you. I I don't have to tell you all the family news, I know you are in heaven looking down on us. My kids are now older than you were when we lost you, at times time has flown by, other times it is as fresh as the day it happened. You were supposed to outlive me. I love you, I have wished so many times I had been better at telling you when I had the chance. Shoot, I even tell Eddie and you know what a grouch he can be. Gave him grief for turning 60 January 3. He doesn't scare me, much. I know I will see you again.

Pat
Sister

January 22, 2015

RIP Brother.

Senior Officer Jack Hammons
Pawnee Police Department

January 22, 2015

Never forgotten... Rest easy brother

Chief Michael Gromatzky
Collin College Police Dept.

January 22, 2015

Harold,

I think of you often after all of these years. The last time I saw you we had played racquetball and when you walked me up to the door of my apartment to say goodnight you kissed me on the cheek. Little did I know that would be the last time I would see you alive on this earth. One thing I do know is that you believed in God and Jesus so I know that one day I will see you in heaven.

You were my knight and shining armor when I lived on McCallum Blvd. in Dallas, TX. You came to my rescue when I had car trouble in the parking lot of our apartment complex. That was the beginning of our friendship- one I still treasure to this day.

Thank you for brave service and the honorable character you displayed. I think of your family often also.

Until we meet again in heaven,

Juleen Bradshaw DuBois
Special Friend

June 26, 2014

Dear Lord, 21 years ago today you were alive and the rest of the family was oblivious that our worlds would be shattered in 24 hours. 22 years, such a long, long time ago that you left us. So many memories in those 28 short years that I look back on. Then I remind myself once again that there should have been time for many more. I regret not telling you how proud I always was of you. You never took the path of least resistence, but the rioughtous one. How I still pray you never knew what had happened. You were the best of our family.

Always, Pat
Sister

January 21, 2014

Well, can't so why you're on my mind so strongly today. Still miss you so much. Mom in bad health, Gertrude gone now too. My kids are all grown. Five grand babies. 11 years old down to 11 months old. Amy had Jacy, her first, long awaited last Labor Day. You would have gotten a huge kick out of her. Little spit fire since day 1.

Amy has your badge number tattooed on the inside of her wrist. Big! Wanted me to do I, I'm too wimpy. I don't need your badge number to remind me of the hero you were. But mostly of the brother you were.

Pat
Sister

July 27, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect and you will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

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

January 22, 2012

Another year has passed. You were buried 19 years ago yesterday, at times it seems like yesterday, other times? It seems like you left us so long ago. I still miss you so much. Pat

Anonymous

January 27, 2011

"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 whos 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 5, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 16, 2008

ATo a very beautiful/wonderful son on the inside as well as the out.You're not here in person but your spirit remains every day-& the deep love of your family/friends in Tulia,Tex.

Mother of Officer Hammons
mother of officer Hammons

January 12, 2008

Harold,

I've thought of you so often over the last 15 years. The last time I saw you was at Mark's funeral. Little did I know then it would be my last.

I was particularly reminded again yesterday when another officer was laid to rest in Boyd, TX and his procession passed through my town. I was so proud to see the honor given these officers and thought of all the officers who followed a similar procession to our hometown to lay you to rest so many years ago.

You were such a unique and wonderful human being. I will never forget you. You touched so many lives in so few years. You are a true hero.

Anita (Gillenwater) Meyer-Neal
Friend

July 13, 2007

Oh my, dear friend I remember your smile and energy...you forever changed my life. Your passing through heavens gates will no doubt be a beautiful day! I pray to see you in heaven someday and to forever feel your embrace. Love you always and forever my Knight in Shining Armor.

Christine England (Gracy)
Friend

May 9, 2007

Harold:

It's been 15 years and I still find myself thinking about you and the good times we shared in high school. I will forever remember you and will see you one day in heaven.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Donald Dunn
U.S. Marshals Service and friend

January 28, 2007

Officer Hammons,


On this the anniversary of your leaving us in the physical sense we pay tribute to your spirit. Tonight the Evening Watch of the Henry County Georgia Police Department’s North Precinct will hit the street in your honor. Please watch over us as we continue your fine work.

For the entire shift,
Sergeant V.T. Rosen

Sergaent V.T. Rosen
henry County Police Department

January 22, 2007

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Dallas Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Officer Hammons deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Hammons is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

June 9, 2006

Harold, you made us all very proud; the best of the best.I love you and still think of you often.
Forever, Darla Kay

February 10, 2006

I love you so... much Uncle Harold! I envy your bravery, and I will never forget that you died for something you believed in. It's been fourteen years but we all still remember and our love for you will never die. Rest In Peace Uncle Harold, I'll see again someday.
Love Amy Beth

January 31, 2006

It's been 14 years and the pain never lessens. God truly took the best part of our family and none of us will ever get over it. Hope to see you in Heaven because I know that's where you and Mark are at with Granny.

Sister - Pat

January 31, 2006

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