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Patrolman Kenneth W. Harrison

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 8, 1963

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Reflections for Patrolman Kenneth W. Harrison

Rest in peace Patrolman Harrison.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 11, 2019

Patrolman Harrison,
On today, the 55th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 8, 2018

Rest in Peace Trooper Kenneth W. Harrison. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the bones of those responsible for your murder. May they rot in hell!


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 8, 2016

I've never understood how these two prisoners just received life and not the death sentence which they deserved. I sometime have to think the public don't put much value on our lives as law enforcement officers.
Rest in Peace Brother

Patrolman Robert E Anderson (ret)
San Antonio Police Dept

October 3, 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 8, 2015

You are my Grandfather that I never met
But I know you from the stories my Mom and family told
You hold a place in my heart that will always be kept
I wish I could have crawled in your lap for you to hold
This picture of you has watched over me through the years
As I know you have watched me from up Above
The loss of you has brought many tears
But you gave me my Mother, my Family and their love.
I can only strive to be as great a man as you
To love God, my family and fellow man
You gave your life, your years to few
I will rejoice with you some day in heaven!

David Stroble

January 10, 2015

I met Officer Harrison a few days before he died. Although the reason for my visit with him was to receive a ticket as the result of a minor accident, Officer Harrison could not have been nicer. After a pleasant conversation I went on my way only to arrive, a few days later, at the scene of the shooting right after it happened. I was saddened to hear an officer had died, but even more so to be told it was my new friend Officer Harrison.

Dennis Brewer

August 23, 2013

This is my Uncle I never got to meet. I was just 1 and half yrs old at the time this Happened. It effected his family and my mother very greatly as it would anyone. I'51 now and I still have the newspaper clipping of his murder. My mother really nevr got over this and she would not say mich about it during her life. When i got my DL in Texas at 16 . I saw his picture on the wall of the DPS office. Even though I never met him or his family. I have always wonder about them. I resoected jim and from what my mother and aunts told me about him. I knew he was a good man and a great husband and father

Jeoffrey Bristow

June 17, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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 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

June 23, 2012

My father, my hero, my Godly example. I miss you, Daddy. Thank you for showing me Christ in your daily walk. I love you and look forward to seeing you and Mama one day soon in Glory.

Cynthia Harrison Cross

May 21, 2012

I was a fellow Texas Highway Patrolman, stationed at Denton at the time Kenneth of Kenneth's death. I considered him a friend, a good officer and a fine man. He had fought in WW II and also in Korea, I believe as a Marine. Kenneth and I had coffee together the day before he was killed. I was off duty the night he was shot; we were notiified by phone of the shooting. It was a sad and tragic thing. I would like to hear from any of his family that might read this. God bless!

Grady Moore, former THP
Texas Highway Patrol

February 17, 2012

I was barely 10. I remember the piggy back rides, the teasing, the tickling, the love that Daddy gave freely. I don't know a whole lot about his last minutes on earth, but I've been told his last spoken words for God to care for his family. And, He has and continues to do so all these years later.

Jeanne Harrison Bruner Bodholdt
2nd daughter

December 11, 2011

sad situation---Director of DPS did not believe in 2 men patrol at nights---and DPS did not furnish handcuffs. Harrison had arrested a DWI---rcvd call of another one, arrested a man and woman---unknown then to Harrison, 2nd man had served term for killing an officer----2nd man in back seat, took pistol from woman and shot Harrison in back of head !. Garrison rcvd unwanted publicity of his directions----ended single man patrol at nights and issuance of handcuffs very shortly thereafter ! Too late for Harrison. He was a Christian, extremely well liked and his death was a loss to people of State of Texas !

Ex Highway Patrol B.G. Jones
Tx DPS--assigned Sherman when Harrison was killed

July 6, 2009

Many years have passed but you are not forgotten. I stop and look at the pictures of our fallen brothers on the wall everytime I am in Austin for training and remember your sacrifice. Rest in peace brother.

Trooper II
Texas Highway Patrol

June 8, 2008



March 10, 2008

During my almost 20 years as a Reserve Officer with the Cooke County Sheriff's Dept, I stopped and looked at your picture in the lobby many times. You are not forgotten, especially by your law enforcement brothers. May God be with you and your family forever.

Officer Bill Caver
Oak Ridge PD

April 23, 2007

Rest Safe with Our Lord.

June 8, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

December 28, 2004

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