Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Harry F. Hartman, Jr.

East Pennsboro Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, December 21, 1970

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Reflections for Patrolman Harry F. Hartman, Jr.

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst 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 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

December 21, 2011

Officer Hartman,
You will never be forgotten and always remembered. I met your brother through the Blue Knights Chapter and only recently realized that he had lost a brother in the line of duty.....you. Your brother Dennis is now a part of our family, those who have lost our Heroes. Your a Hero now and forever.

With deepest respect,
Kim Weigand
Mom of Sgt. Michael C. Weigand
E.O.W. 9/14/2008

Kim Weigand

February 3, 2011

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 15, 2008

you are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

VanDenBerghe
Manchester, Nh

December 21, 2007

Here we are again sir, one year later honoring and remembering you as always. Merry Christmas.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

December 21, 2007

Sir, you are remembered today, 36 years later, and always for your service and heroic departure fro us. Always remembered.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

December 21, 2006

Patrolman Hartman,
On today, the 35th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of East Pennsboro.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

December 21, 2005

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