Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Thomas Clyde Harrison, Jr.

Orangeburg Department of Public Safety, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, January 15, 1993

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Reflections for Sergeant Thomas Clyde Harrison, Jr.

Still here. Twenty seven years. Still here for you and Shaye.

Richard Walker
Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office/brother-in-law

January 15, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Harrison.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 4, 2019

R.I.P. Sgt. You will never forgotten.

Former CO

September 7, 2018

Still here, 25 years later. Still remember the dreams, still remember the goals, still remember you. Love you, brother.

Richard Walker, deputy
Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office

January 15, 2018

Still here, 25 years later. Still remember the dreams, still remember the goals, still remember you. Love you, brother.

Richard Walker, deputy
Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office

January 15, 2018

Never forgotten!! Prayers to family

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

January 15, 2017

I remember you, brother. I remember you and my sister buying an old car to restore three days before this. I remember placing your nameplate on your uniform at the funeral home. But more importantly, I remember your laugh, I remember your sayings. I remember you, brother. It's been 22 short years since I held my sister, covered in your blood, sacrificed for me, for others, for society. We don't forget. Not now, or ever. I write now, 22 years later. But I haven't forgotten. None of us have. All of the coffee buddies, we remember. The grass you wanted, it's there. "Golf course." We remember. We remember the dreams, the goals, the life that was you. We are reminded today of the positive you gave to each of us.

Richard Walker

January 15, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th 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.

Your memory will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes respect. 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 15, 2012

Your killer was from my hometown. He was a very bad apple even in his younger days. I knew he would cause someone to hurt even back then. From day one he was on a path of destruction. He and the other men that was with him all had one of two things comming they're way (death or prison). I'm just so sorry they meet you on there path Sergeant. (I REALLY AM!!) Justice was finally served and now hopefully Serg, you can rest in peace. Thank you for your service to law enforcement.

Police Officer
Union Springs PD Union Springs, AL

August 8, 2011

Sgt Harrison, thank you for your service to law enforcement. You are not forgotten. I have driven and ridden my bike through Orangeburg on the way to Police Week. God bless you and your family.

SA Ellen Pierson

April 1, 2011


When justice was done May 7, 2009, I didn't know whether to jump for joy or sit back and cry because I knew you were not coming back. It's been over 16 years since you've been gone, and I still have a lot of good memories that will always remain with me. Your smile, soft demeanor, and GREAT sense of humor are what I remember. Rest in peace, Tommy. You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.

Jill Coffman Harpe

June 23, 2009

Looks like justice was served on your killer last night, Sgt. Harrison. Rest in peace.

Det. M.T. Tuttle
Va. Beach Police Dept.

May 9, 2009

Good to see JUSTICE was finally served. Rest in peace brother.


May 9, 2009

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Special Agent

May 9, 2009

Sergeant Harrison:

Thank You for having served the Carolina Community.

Maj M. B. Parlor

January 15, 2008



January 5, 2008

"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
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.

July 10, 2007

Sergeant Harrison Jr,

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

Sergeatn V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

January 15, 2007

Tommy, its been 13 years since you left and every day I still see the images of that day. I remember constantly the sacrifice you made and the ones you left behind. Rest in peace my brother, I will always remember.

Public Safety Sergeant
Orangeburg DPS

May 17, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

April 23, 2006

Rest in peace Sgt. Harrison. You have not been forgotten.

Police Officer
Montgomery County, MD.

January 15, 2005



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