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Police Officer Timothy Lowe Hearn

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, June 8, 1978

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Reflections for Police Officer Timothy Lowe Hearn

On September 20, 2021, Houston radio host Michael Berry read a moving reflection of Tim Hearn's murder by a fellow officer who was at the scene . The reflection was posted on the officer's FB page, I believe. I remember Tim Hearn and have thought of his sacrifice from time to time over the years, even visited the HPD memorial a few times. I was an Assistant District Attorney in 1978--Carol Vance was the DA--and I remember meeting Tim Hearn several times when he was the arresting officer in narcotics cases and appeared in courts I was assigned to . We were the same age. I liked him immediately. He was outstanding, bright, friendly and helpful, an impressive person. I wasn't surprised to learn, after his death, of his popularity and leadership skills. Tim was the first officer I knew who was killed in the line of duty, but not the last. At age 72, I still remember him and honor his sacrifice. What a terrible loss. I tip my hat to the officer who wrote such a moving personal reflection about Tim and his death in 1978.

Former Harris County Assistant District Attorney

September 22, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Hearn.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 20, 2021

My heart never forget to remember my old friend Police Officer Timothy Hearn long time. I still honor T. Hearn under my ex-motorcycle ganger's undercover.



June 9, 2020

Never to be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

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

June 8, 2020

Rest in Peace my brother

SGT CJ Klausner
Houston Police

September 20, 2016

Rest in Peace Police Officer Timothy Lowe Hearn. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Houston, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell are gnawing on the bones of the scum responsible for your murder. May he rot in hell!


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

June 8, 2016

I didn't know Tim. He was the first officer killed in the line of duty after I started with the department. I attended his funeral and think of him often. May he continue to rest in peace!

GA Clark Sgt ret.

May 30, 2016

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

Tim was a good husband and father as well as a good cop. His son had to grow up without him, and his wife without her mate. He now has 2 terrific grandchildren who are also growing up without him. He is a sorely missed member of our family.

A member of the Indiana branch of the fa

April 29, 2015

Tim attended Waltrip High School in Houston, TX. He was an accomplished athlete and played on the 1967 Waltrip City Champion Basketball team. Another team member named his son "Tim" after Officer Hearn to honor his life and sacrifice.

Carrol Johnson

December 5, 2014

Tim, I remember you as a great person at Waltrip High School. We graduated the same year. R.I.P.

Ted W.

December 15, 2013

Heroes live forever, Officer Hearn, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

June 8, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th 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

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace

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

June 15, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Hearn. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

June 8, 2012

"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

February 13, 2008

G-d Bless.

June 8, 2007

I went by the scene with a friend on this terrible night. Tim's partner was a good friend of mine. It is hard to believe that so many years has passed. I will never forget that night. RIP in peace Tim.


October 17, 2006

May you rest in Peace knowing justice was served.

June 8, 2006

Officer Hearn,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Houston. It took another 8 years, but the piece of scum who murdered you finally got the justice that he deserved.


June 8, 2005

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