Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant George C. Higgins

Harrington Park Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, May 28, 1970

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Reflections for Sergeant George C. Higgins

Rest in peace Sergeant Higgins.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 10, 2022

Thank you for your service and rest in peace knowing that you will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 11, 2020

Sgt. Higgins,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Harrington Park. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 28, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage and sacrifice. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 28, 2020

At 90 years of age, I still remember George Higgins as my first friend in Harrington Park. My husband and I had bought the model home and first one built on Oak Street. We moved in with two children, 2years old and 5 years old. My husband had to leave 5 days later on an overseas trip (which was to last 8weeks). Nothing had been delivered including the refrigerator--it was April--didn't know anyone and didn't drive!
Mini disaster! One morning the doorbell rang--there was a young policeman--George Higgins--he assured me that the HP police force patrolled 24 hours a day and there was nothing to be concerned about. "Just call anytime and we will be there". Have you any idea what that wonderful police man meant to me right then? Just everything! George became a good friend--we bought our first lawnmower from him, consulted him on just about every merchant and big purchase. In other words our first introduction to Harrington Park. Could it have been more perfect? I still dearly love the Harrington Park police and always will!
In my long years in HP I volunteered in the HP Library, Board of Health and the HP Ambulance Corps. And George Higgins started it all! Sending you love, prayers and always thanks

Nancy W. Duran
June 5, 2018

Private citizen

June 5, 2018

George reflected the humanity of the police officers who served in the HPPD when I was a kid growing up in Harrington Park in the 50's and 60's . He was from the Henny Block school. George was a member of the community and his life was intertwined with those of its inhabitants. So he treated his fellow residents with dignity and respect, and in turn he earned their respect and admiration. We miss him and hold him up as example to be followed by all.

Robert D. Herpst
Kid from Harrington Park

May 18, 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

May 28, 2015

Everyday while officers turn out for duty your plaque and picture look out over us in our squad room. Although we never met, officers who had worked with you were still in HP when I was hired in 1984 often talked about you.

Deputy Chief of Police James Hayden
Harrington Park

January 4, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd 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

May 28, 2012

Rest in peace my Brother.

Kevin T Ryan

May 28, 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

December 12, 2007

You will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

May 28, 2007

Although you have served long before my time. I would like to thank you for such outstanding service and commitment to our department. You will never be forgotten.

Ptl. A.costagliola
Harrington Park Police

June 3, 2006

Thank you for your service and sacrifice, Sergeant.

May 23, 2006

God Bless Sgt. Higgins. Although it has been almost 36 years after your death, you are still remembered. Thank you for you service....

Officer R. M.

January 27, 2006

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