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Police Officer Azell L. Harris

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, May 4, 1969

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Reflections for Police Officer Azell L. Harris

Rest in peace Officer Harris.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 29, 2020

Officer Harris,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 4, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

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

May 4, 2019

Dear daddy,

Many years and you still have an influence on our lives.
Thanks for showing me and so many you touched what true character and honor is.
We buried your friend this year - Harry M Yeager.
To all you guys from Troop 90, thanks for the great memorie!
To all the fellow officers past and present, thanks for your service!
To all the fellow national guard members and vets, thanks for your service!
To all the fellow believers, keep up the work of our Saviour!

Your son,
Leroy Wayne Harris

Wayne - son

May 4, 2018

I will never forget my Scout Master and dear friend of my father, officer Joseph J Davis Jr. HE WAS THE IMAGE OF WHAT IT MEANT TO BE AN OFFICER OF THE LAW. PROTECT AND SERVE.

Joseph J Davis III
Close family friend

August 8, 2017

Thank you to my nieces and nephews for their comments. My dad was never able to meet any of his grandchildren. One, the oldest, was on the way when he died. He would have been an amazing grandfather. However, he left a legacy that lives on, and is being perpetuated in the lives of his children. They have become great moms and dads, and now grandparents.

I see much of what I remember about my father in my own children. It blesses me to know the sacrifices he and my mom made are paying dividends to my family and beyond.

To others that have commented, thank you for your kind words. These days are pretty hard for the men and women in blue. Let us keep supporting the law enforcement community. They need us now more than ever.


Dudley Harris
Son of Azell Leroy Harris

July 18, 2017

I read the reflections of your gradchildren, one a friend of mine you would not see on this earth, but I also can tell through her what a good man you were. God bless you in heaven with extra rewards. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.

Sergeant Hank Edwards
Bessemer Police Department

November 9, 2015

Truly the greatest man I never knew. Storys of your life I keep in my heart give us strength in knowing good people are out their. I often wonder how much different our lives would be if we had been given the chance to know you. Thank you grandfather im am probably alive today because of your angel by my side still protecting from the heavens love you.

Kerrie Wigley

May 5, 2015

I'm saddened by the thought I never got to experience what a wonderful person and grandfather you are. I know you were very excited to learn of my birth and in the very same weekend you were taken from me. I'm often told by many I am so much like you. We will one day have the oppurtunity to finally meet.

Melinda Frank

May 4, 2015

I never got the chance to meet you, but I know we will get to know each other very well in Heaven. I am thankful to come from a family full of heroes. It has taught me not to take the time we have forgranted. Thank you for being selfless and sacrificing so much for your family and community. I love you.

Ashtyn Harris

May 4, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 44th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

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

May 10, 2013

Your father isn't dead, for he still lives in the mind & heart of those of us who knew the Officer, Man, Father and as I did, Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 90. His friend, Birmingham Police Officer Harry M. Yeager was our Scoutmaster and I remember your dad kidded him sometimes as such a by-the-book officer/scoutmaster that he would give one of us kids or his own mother a ticket if he caught us or her jaywalking on his beat. At the end of our scout meeting sometimes, your dad and we kids would giggle when our by-the-book tuff Scoutmaster would melt in his two baby girl’s arms. He too was a great Officer/Scoutmaster. I knew your brothers, Eagle Scout Wayne, and not sure about rank but think Eagle Scout Tim. I wouldn't be surprised to know that you are also an Eagle Scout. Your two older brothers carried themselves well before, during, and after this tragedy. You also carried yourself well for such a young boy which I’m sure is a reflection of Officer Azell Harris. The reason that I’m at this website is while cleaning my drawers on this rainy afternoon I found the Assistant Scoutmaster patch that Mr. C.E.Wilborn (BSA Order of the Silver Beaver Scout Leader) gave to me some 40 years ago. Scoutmaster Yeager gave it to him which I was told is one of the extra, never used patches belonging to your dad. The wax paper envelope is long gone but the patch is in mint condition and belongs to you, your family. This website has my email address.

Tenderfoot Scout
BSA Troop 90

April 28, 2013

Grandaddy, though we never got to meet here on Earth, I am looking forward to meeting you one day in Heaven. Thank you for your service to your community and dedication to your family.

Roy Harris

February 21, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 29, 2012

40 years after your death you are still remembered.

Alabama and all other United States citicens lost a true hero. A tragic and unnecessary death all because of greed.

Thank you for your service.


March 30, 2010

I never got to meet him, but i was told by many he was the greates guy you will ever meet. I wish i would of got to meet him. All everyone has are pictures to remember him by! We love you Great-Papa.

Lauren Graham
Great Grandfather

July 21, 2009



May 5, 2008

On the anniversary of his death, we pause to honor and remember Officer Harris and acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice he paid protecting citizens of his city.

May he never be forgotten

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery Police Dept. - Montgomery, AL

May 4, 2007

Rest in Peace, Officer Harris. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

September 25, 2006

To my Father:

I will always remember you by the words that others spoke of you after your death. Unfortunately, I did not have the chance to know you. But from what I can tell, you were some kind of man.

Your son,

Dudley M. Harris

November 9, 2005

To a good friend during my years of growing up I will never forget you.

David T SAMS
Mobile Police Dept,AL

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