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Evidence Technician Elijah Harris

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, November 16, 1989

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Reflections for Evidence Technician Elijah Harris

I just want to thank you for all the reflection left for my Brother . From the fellow Officers to the United Marine Corps . Especially all of his family and friends . I really do appreciate all of you.

Regina Gill
Sister

November 17, 2019

Technician Harris,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-snot just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
Mike Casey USMC ‘85-‘89

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 16, 2019

Elijah tomorrow Will be your 30th year since you left this earthly world. I really miss you every single day. I think about you alot . I will always love you and keep you in my heart. Love always your SISTER .

Regina Gill
Sister

November 15, 2019

Elijah tomorrow Will be your 30th year since you left this earthly world. I miss you so much my brother and I think about you all the time. My heart fills with tears some time . Love you always . Love your SISTER ❤️

Regina Gill
Sister

November 15, 2019

Evidence Technician Harris, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 30, 2019

Happy Birthday My Dear Brother . Love and miss you . RIP

Regina Gill
Sister

January 29, 2019

Just thinking about you on your 80th birthday today ! How I miss you so very much and Love you More. I will never forget you my Dear Brother Rest In Peace ELIJAH . Love always your Sister

Regina Gill
Sister

January 29, 2018

To My FTO Elijah Harris
28 years ago and I still heed your advice. Thank you so much for teaching me the right way. You are truly missed.

Retired Police Officer Ovetta Peete

November 16, 2017

Today is the 27th anniversary of your murder. Sir, you are not forgotten. Rest In Peace.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

November 16, 2016

RIP BROTHER

Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

its been so long but i remember every good thing you stand for and the first thing was your family i think about you all the time and miss you so very much you was a wonderful brother to me and the love i have for you will never fade away love you always

regina gill
sister

November 16, 2013

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

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Like a comet
Blazing 'cross the evening sky
Gone too soon

Like a rainbow
Fading in the twinkling of an eye
Gone too soon

Shiny and sparkly
And splendidly bright
Here one day
Gone one night

Like the loss of sunlight
On a cloudy afternoon
Gone too soon

Clergy
Clergy Association of IL

March 8, 2012

Your contribution will never be forgotten by the CPD. Thank you for your service both on the job and in the military.

Detective Thomas Downes
Chicago

November 17, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twenty-first 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 16, 2010

THERE WILL BE A MEMORIA/DEDICATION SERVICE HELD IN HONOR OF OFFICER ELIJAH HARRIS ON THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
THE SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT ABJ COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC. LOCATED AT 1818 EAST 71ST STREET. THE 6TH POLICE DISTRICT HAS JOINED FORCES TO REMEMBER THIS GREAT POLICE OFFICER AND ALL THAT HE GAVE TO CHICAGO AND THE WORLD!!!
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM, PLEASE CONTACT, DR. VIVIAN R. JONES AT ABJ COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC
773 667 2100. WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE CONTACT WITH ALL OF THE OFFICERS AND FRIENDS THAT KNEW OFFICER HARRIS. IT WOULD MEAN A LOT TO THE THE FAMILY AND THE 6TH DISTRICT IF YOU WOULD JOIN US FOR THIS HISTORIC EVENT.
DR. VIVIAN R. JONES

DR VIVIAN R JONES, PRESIDENT/CEO
ABJ COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC

October 11, 2009

EOW 20 year anniversary is a month away. CPD FSS will remember Elijah with a memorial plaque dedication on 17 Nov 2010. All are invited.

Forensic Services Section
Chicago Police Department

October 7, 2009

RIP.Know that you will never be forgotten by your loved ones.

Anonymous

September 20, 2008

Youare remembred today and thank you Sir for your service

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

November 29, 2007

Officer Elijah Harris,

Today marks a day I will never forget. I believe the things you taught me gave me save my life on many occasions. You were a great FTO as well as a gentleman. Rest in peace. You will forever be in my prayers and thoughts.

Ovetta Peete

Retired Police Officer Ovetta Peete
My Field Training Officer (FTO)

November 17, 2007

You have not been forgotten. Your loved ones are in our thoughts on this anniversary of your EOW. You are a true hero.

Bob Gordon
Father of CPD Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 16, 2007

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

October 17, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir. Semper Fidelis.

AZ Narc

June 20, 2007

Your brothers and sisters in FSS remembered your dedication and sacrifice at the St. Jude parade on 06 May 2007. You and your family remain in our prayers.

CPD Forensic Services Section

May 9, 2007

Officer Harris on the 17th Anniversary of your last watch,

Heroes and the sacrifice they make are never forgotten. Thank you for your service, both as an Officer and a Marine. Continue your beat on Heavens streets.

SPO
Salem, Va

November 16, 2006

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