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Officer John Patrick Harris

Henrico County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, August 19, 1994

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Reflections for Officer John Patrick Harris

Officer Harris,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Henrico County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 19, 2019

Your birthday in heaven will be here in a few days, thought I'd stop in and leave you a reflection to let you know that you have not been forgotten with the 25th anniversary being here. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

For you and your loved ones:

"I dropped a tear into the Ocean. The day you find it is the day I will stop missing you." Author Unknown

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 13, 2019

John, you were like the brother I always wanted but never had. I miss you so much, even after all this time has passed, I still cannot believe you are gone. But , we will meet again. Till then, my brother, till then.

CS INV. Tara N. Martin
Southampton Village Police Dept, NY/ Greeley Police Department, CO

November 22, 2018

Just wanted to stop in and let you know that you have not been forgotten by those that love you. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.
This is for your loved ones as I know they will never forget you.

"If I had a flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden." by Claudia Adrienne Grandi

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 9, 2018

John,

Just a note as you came across my mind today. I had the pleasure of seeing you in orientation on your first day, teaching you in the academy, sharing the same birth date and working a side job with you just a month before you left us. I had the difficult but honored task of guarding you as your burial was the next day.

Stay by God's right hand and continue to serve him as you so dutifully served with us in Henrico. God Bless you and your family.

Lt. Jeffrey C. Holmes Sr. (Ret.)
Henrico County Police Division

August 29, 2018

John. another year has gone by without you my brother and I want you to know that I know you are watching over me still. I appreciate that more than you can imagine. I have your Officer Down bracelet that I wear, with your name on it and dates and info. I want to thank you for helping me pull thru my fatal accident (yes, fatal, I was dead, and brought back) because I know you were there with me. I missed you then, I miss you still, and I send prayers for your family and friends. Miss you so much brother, see you when I make my journey.

CSO Tara N. Martin
Southampton Village PD/NY and Greeley PD/CO

August 19, 2016

Your date is coming up and before I forget to leave a note I thought I would do it now. You have not been forgotten and as long as there are people out there that love you, your name will live on. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

"A rain drop landing on your cheek is a Kiss from someone that lives in Heaven and is watching over you," Author Unknown

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon EOW: 88/04

August 16, 2016

John,
Another long ride this year where you got me through the rain and thunder storms in Florida and Georgia, I guess you were telling me to push on. Then you gave me more air to make it through the hills of North and South Carolina as we made our stops to other departments to honor their own. Into Virginia you memory was the brightest as I met others from your home state. Thanks for getting me through this year's ride and I will NEVER forget you John. I know that your special smile is a welcome site for all that know you.

Corporal Robert Bates (ret)
Henrico Police Department (VA)

May 14, 2016

Police Officer John Harris, ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us. God Bless You and your Family, Community and the Henrico County Police Dept.

anonymous

August 19, 2015

John, still missing you. It hit me hard this year, just moments ago when the date changed. Miss you lots. You were taken too soon. Love and miss you brother.

Community Service Officer
Southampton Village Police Dept NY

August 19, 2015

John, my brother, I still miss you to this day. You are thought about often, and I miss working with you. I have learned that all things happen for a reason, but I will never understand this one. Perhaps there was going to be something much worse; but we cannot question Him as he knows what is best for us. Peace in the hearts of your remaining family. I miss you, bro.

CSO Tara Martin
Southampton Village Police, NY

March 28, 2015

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. I thought I had left a message today but I believe I forgot to check the box at the end. Two decades have passed since you were called away and I know that has felt like a lifetime to those that love you dearly. We ask that you never be forgotten and that will never happen as your loved ones will continue to keep your memories alive. Continue to keep watch over all of them.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 19, 2014

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones today. You were called away two decades ago and I know for those that love you dearly it has felt like a lifetime. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones.

This day is remembered and quietly kept,
No words are needed, we shall never forget.
For those we love don't go away
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen and unheard, but always near,
So loved, so missed and so very dear.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 19, 2014

John,

It has been 20 years since that terrible day, I can't believe its gone by so fast. It seems like it was just a few months ago we were looking for jobs in VA and comparing notes on our respective options and agencies. Much has happened in the lives of me and my family, and I thank God everyday for my daughter Gracie. I often wonder how our personal and professional lives would have crossed over these years, wondering how far up the ladder of Henrico County you would have gone. Know that you are thought of often, and missed by many!

Continue to keep a watchful eye on us all, as I know you have! Rest in the peace that you have NOT been forgotten, but remembered fondly!

Peter, Lieutenant
Nephew, police officer in VA

August 19, 2014

John,
It's been awhile but you are always on my mind. In 8 days it will be 20 years since that terrible day that you left , it still feels like yesterday and I can remember every detail as if it was. I try to not dwell on that day but on the good days and your smile and that Harris grin you had when you were up to something that always makes me smile. I miss you so very much and wish you were here! So many things are different now, you would be so amazed. The family is doing okay Terri is still struggling so much over Allen, she misses him so much. Peggy is still helping everyone as always and not taking care of herself so please watch over then for me. the kids are good Rachael is married and buying her first home and Robbie will be celebrating 2 years of marriage and then both added to their families both have dogs. I told them to start small haha. The family as you know keeps growing there are so many great nieces and nephews it's hard to keep track but they are good. Just always know you are always with me in my heart and soul! There is so many times I wish I could just hear your voice again, to touch your face I miss you so very much!! Please watch over the family and all the family in blue.. I miss you always love you !!!

Joyce
Sister

August 12, 2014

John
It's been awhile since I have been on but you are always in my heart, and on my mind. It's been crazy but good Rachael is getting married next month, and Robbie just celebrated his 1st wedding anniversary. You would be so proud of him he is such a good man and his wife Courtney makes him so happy, he owes his own home and we are so proud oh them, I know you has been his angel and at times he really needed you! Thank you for always watching over us all! Rachael's Mathew is wonderful too and he makes her happy so life is good. I just wish you were here to see them and celebrate we miss you so much! The tree is up and your angel is on top just like it is every year. I wish you were here to share each milestone with us! I know you will continue to watch over everyone, and know you are always in our hearts and soul! Miss you so very much! Love you!

Joyce
Sister

December 21, 2013

Wanted to stop in and say I did not forget, just a little late in leaving a reflection. Some days I can write on a number of these pages of heroes and then have to stop for awhile and it leaves a heavy heart knowing that so many loved ones and close friends have been left behind.
Know that your memory will live forever, just as your name has been etched in stone in a number of places on this earth. Those that love you dearly will always cherish your sacred memories and will forever lock them in their hearts. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 30, 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 19th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 18, 2013

John,

It's been awhile time is just flying by. The holidays have come and gone, and spring is just around the corner. The family is good, Terryann is still struggling with Allen's death, and is having a heard time, I wish there is something I can say or do to make her feel better but I know there isn't. I hope in time her heart will heal but we all know that's doesn't happen as time goes on you deal, but the hole in your heart never closes. So please watch over her, during this difficult time, today it was 1 year ago that we lost him. Things here are good Rachael is now engaged to a wonderful guy, Mat will make her very happy. She is getting married in Jan 2014, I do so wish you were going to be here. Robbie just bought a house, wow his first house can you believe that I sure can't things have changed so much in the last year. Bob and I are going on a cruise to Alaska, I can't wait! So as you can see we are well, but still so worried about Tabitha, and the boys, she is really not dealing with Dave's death and I think she is hiding from dealing with reality, the boys are so out of control, and poor Peg, is struggling to help, so watch over her, and keep her safe and well, they really need her. I know every time I speak to you, I always ask you to watch over your family and your family in blue, we all sure could use a little angle on our shoulder. Your rose bush is doing great this year, I thought the cold would kill it, but it has so many new leaves on it, every time I look at it I know you are with me, but I still miss you so very much, and wish you could be here.. I love you and miss you, continue to watch over everyone, and always know you will always be in my heart! Love you always.. Joyce

Joyce
Sister of Ofc. John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

March 7, 2013

John,

Well its November, and the weather here is changing cooling down thank god, its been a hot summer. Well Robbie got married, I still can't believe that his wife makes him so happy and such a nice girl, that was in October and Peg, Cort, and the girls and Tab's boys came it was so great to visit with them all. We are so blessed but wish you were here to celebrate with us. We miss you so very much.. We also got the news Mat Rachael's boyfriend is going to purpose to her in December, wow another wedding. I spoke to TerryAnn and she's struggling so much over Allen's death, so be there for her, she needs us all.. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, your favorite time of year... I will put your angel on the tree again, so you can be with us.. Please watch over everyone, and always know you are in my thoughts always.. Love and Miss you so very much! XOXOX

Joyce
Sister if Ofc. John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

November 6, 2012

John,

I can't believe its been 18 years today.. It seems like yesterday that terrible call came in.. Our lives had changed so much on that day, we lost a brother, friend, uncle, godfather, and a son.. I think of you everyday and wonder what things would have been like if that terrible day never happened?? Would you be married, children, a chief of police what path would you have taken, but sadly we will never know.. There are so many times I want to hear your voice, talk to you hear that Harris sarcasm that we all have a little of.. I will always love you and miss you so terribly... XOXO

After Glow
I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when day is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun Of
happy memories that I leave behind when day is done.
John Patrick Harris
Born: April 29, 1968
EOW: August 19, 1994

Joyce
Sister of OFC John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

August 19, 2012

The years pass, but you have not been forgotten by those that love your dearly. To them it has felt like a lifetime since they were able to hear your voice, see your warm smile and feel your gentle touch. They hold you close to them by having you living within their hearts. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones, especially your sister and let her feel your presence so she knows you are close and protecting her. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon, Ret. Asst. Chief
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 19, 2012

Was thinking about you today. We never met, but I would have been honored to have been your boss. The years have passed since you were called away but those that love and care about you will never forget you and the Blue Family will never let you be forgotten.
Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones, especially your sister. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon, Ret. Deputy Chief
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 3, 2012

John, As I returned from the annual FLETC ride to remember fallen officers throughout the nation, I kept you in my thoughts and prayers. We had our annual memorial at the park where your "ROCK" is placed. I'm sure you have seen it and would agree it is a fitting site for all to visit. I met one of your good friends and we talked about you and your love of life. I still miss you, John and will always think of you as my little brother.

Corp. R.L. Bates
Henrico P.D., VA

June 16, 2012

John,

Well its sure hot here, summer has arrived .. The family is doing okay.. Terry Ann is still struggling with Allen's death, but she is trying to accept it, it just breaks my heart she's hurting so bad.. Tabitha is doing better, but she misses Dave so much, but with Peg's help she's healing also.. Robbie is getting married in October so wedding plans in full swing. Rachael is busy with work and planning the bridal shower for Courtney and Rob.. The family is doing well, everyone just busy with life, which is good.. As always keep an eye on them, and know I miss you so much and wish you were here.. Watch over the men in blue, its really rough out there.. Love and Miss you!!
Love, Joyce

Joyce
Sister of OFC. John P Harris EOW; 8/19/94

June 5, 2012

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