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Police Officer Johnny Orville Harris

Muskegon Heights Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, June 25, 1975

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Reflections for Police Officer Johnny Orville Harris

On this day we again honor Officer Harris and say thank you while reassuring family and friends we will never forget. We also honor and say thank you to Officer Johnson Green for her amazing heroism and to let her know that her law enforcement family will always be there to remember and support her. God bless you both as well as your family, friends and fellow department colleagues.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 25, 2022

It's going on 46 years, since that heartfelt incident happened. It not a day that goes by that I am not aware of that life changing incident. Yes!! it still hurts and I find myself going by the park, named in Johnny's Honor or passing by the County's HR building and thinking about my partner. You are never far from my Heart and Mind!!

Irene Johnson Green
Partner For Life

April 7, 2021

Officer Harris was fine gentleman he assisted me out of domestic violence through giving me advice how to leave the domestic violence situation

Katherine Hulbert
He would respond to the calls to my home for domestic violence

January 20, 2021

Is wish I could've met you, my dad say he miss you so much love you granddaddy

R.I.H rest in heaven grandad


October 12, 2020

Please know that your memory, service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 25, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Harris.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 8, 2019

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest

It's been well over 40 years since Orlando introduced us. I remain saddened with your loss from this life.

Over my 39 years "on the job" I was to lose even other fellows in our service. Fellows who with you I'm sure maintained a watch over for all of us who remained in this life, while on the job.


S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

February 26, 2016

He was my classmate all through high school at Muskegon Heights. He was a gentleman on all fronts! This was soooo tragic for all of us, first to lose some so close to home, and secondly, to lose a "good guy" from the community. I still remember every inch of incredulity and sadness I felt.

AnnMarie L Easley
Highschool Friend

June 26, 2015

I grew up a few houses down from 'Johnny' on Baker Street. He was ome of the good guys. His loss was close to home for me. He was a good neighbor and friend.

robert whitlow sgt us army

June 25, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 25, 2015

I love and miss you, my dearest brother.

Pamela Herron

June 24, 2015

Officer Haarris was always smiling, as I remember. he use to laugh and joke with my best friend JaVan Moore. We talked about sports and being safe. To me, he looked very sharp in his uniform. I will always remeber his big smile.


Lerone Brown

May 14, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary year 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 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

November 14, 2012

God Bless you,Johnny! You are still in my thoughts and prayers.

Sgt. Pat O'Rourke (Retired)
Bloomfield Twp. (Academy classmate)

January 12, 2012

RIP my Brother. Thank you for your service.

Deputy S. Yates
Covinton County Sheriff's Dept. (Mississippi)

July 28, 2010

R.I.P Sir, you are a hero.

Sgt Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP-Service, Traffic Unit

December 26, 2009

I remember the incident well, I grew up on the corner of Wood and Hackley, I was only 11 years old. I ran to the scene. It is something that I will always remember. God bless Officer Harris and his family.

Al Scroggins 2205 Wood Street
Heidleberg, Germany

1SG US ARMY Retired
US Army

January 24, 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., Columbia, SC

November 26, 2007

Officer Harris thank you for your time in uniform. I know its been 32 years but time does not diminish the pain of your loss to your family, friends, and co-workers. God bless you and all your fellow officers.

Sergeant Paul George
Houston Police Department

October 1, 2007

Rest in Peace, P.O. Johnny Harris.

Chicago Police Department

July 19, 2006

~~~~~The Broken Chain~~~~~

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.~~In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.~~It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.~~You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.~~Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.

January 25, 2005

Officer Harris thank you for all your hard work.



February 27, 2004

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