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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

John,
Today is your birthday! Happy Birthday! Wow I can't believe you would be 44 today, it feels like just yesterday you were 16 and dating Marie, oh where has the time gone. Its been a difficult year so far. David died in January and Allen died in April, I know they are with you and you are taking care of them now, along with Mom, Dad, Donald. Tabitha and the boys are still struggling, and Allen is going to be buried tomorrow, it has been very difficult on Aunt Terry Ann, and Allen was only 34, how sad.. Rest of the family is doing okay, still worried about Peg, she is burning both ends of the stick at the same time, so please keep an eye on her, she sure needs it.. Rachael is doing good she loves the ER, and loves being a nurse :) Robbie got engaged in March, to a great girl named Courtney she makes him so happy. You would be so proud of them John, Robbie is the man every parent hopes for, he is going to be a great husband and father one day! Rachael is looking to get engaged next year, so another wedding will be in the works. I sure wish you were here to see how they are and the family, we sure miss you.. John continue to watch over your family, and friends, and your family of blue.. Love you, and miss you each and everyday! XOXOXO

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

April 29, 2012

John,

The holidays came and went, thought of you often as I placed your angel on tree.. Sure wish you were here with us, but I know you are always watching over us.. The kids are doing great Rob moved out and has started his life, we are so proud of him he has won his battle.. Rachael is now an ER nurse she is so excited, she too moved out so we have that empty nest, sorta strange and quite, but we are happy htey are both doing so well and they are happy.. Terri Ann is still struggling with Allen, sure wish there was some magic words that could help him, so is so worried about him, so please keep an eye on him, she needs you.. Peggy is really busy and having the boys a lot, Tab is struggling with Dave, so sad to see ALS take him its going to be a rough year for us all.. Todays the day they tell the boys, how do you explain to 3 little boys daddy is going to die?? I know you will be there when he arrives take care of him for us.. I sure wish you were here I miss you so very much.. Continue to watch over Tara, and Fred as they continue to protect us.. Watch over everyone, as you always do.. As always I love you and miss you every single day.. Love You! XOXO

Joyce
Sister

January 4, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this blessed holiday. Continue to keep watch over all of them and know that they think of you often. Thankyou for serving others through your dedicated service, you will never be forgotten.

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

December 24, 2011

Hope all is going well with all of your loved ones as you continue to watch over all of them. They say that time heals all wounds, I have to disagree as I know that those that love you dearly think of you every day and know that the pain still cuts deep in their hearts. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones, especially your sister.

"The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whister to them that their loved ones are safe in the hands of God." by Eileen Elias Freeman

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

October 20, 2011

John,

Fall is here, but not here in AZ yet.. Soon the cooler weather will be here, along with the holidays your favorite time of the year.. Things are good, but as you know Tabitha, is really struggling with Dave's illness. Its been really hard on her, and the boys.. Peg is trying to deal with it the best she can, but she needs some help, she is so tired and running herself down, so watch over her for me John, she needs us all right now.. Continue to watch over the men and women in blue, the world is such a bad place right now, let's pray it gets better soon.. I miss you so much, love you....

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

October 3, 2011

I cried when you passed away. I cry still today. Although I loved you dearly, I couldn't make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke my heart to prove to me he only takes the best. Put this on your status if there is someone in heaven you miss every day!

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

October 3, 2011

John, buddy, I really miss you, and the talks we used to have to keep each other sane. This job gets tougher and tougher and I am sure by now you have met Sam up there. He was taken from us too soon also. Let him know we miss him too. We all know you are keeping us as safe as possible. I can't believe how fast the time has gone. I've got your memorial bracelet on, lots of people know your story. Keep smiling down on us and keep us safe, bro....and I know you are watching over Joyce too....she misses you terribly.

CSO Tara N. Martin
Greeley Police Department, CO/Former SVPD

August 19, 2011

John,
Another year has come and gone, and I still miss you like it all happened yesterday.. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you and wish I could hear your voice and see your face. I often think about what if's if you were still here would you be married and have children, or still single and living life to the fullest, but on 8/19/1994 that all changed along with everyone else's we lost you.. John you are gone but will never be forgotten.. I know you are watching over everyone in the family, and your family in blue.. You are so missed by so many people.. Watch over Peg, shes strecthing herself pretty thin, and as always keep an eye out for Fred, and Tara keep them safe.. Love and Miss you so much.. Love Always and Forever .. Joyce

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

August 18, 2011

John,
It's July yesterday was the 4th we had a small BBQ, and watched some fireworks.. Its hot here was 114 yesterday, they say its going to be a hot summer.. Spoke to Tara on Facebook, she's getting burnt out keep an eye on her, and Fred too.. But I know you are watching out for all the officers in blue.. Family is fine, Peg's still wearing herself thin, she needs a break soon.. Tab's Dave is getting worse and it's really starting to get to her, ALS is really taking a toll on all of them.. So keep an eye out for them, they need their special Angel watching over them.. All is well her the kids are doing good, thanks for keeping an eye out for Rachael, and the bus! We miss you so very much, and wish you were here.. We all send our love!! Love to all! XOXO
Joyce

Joyce
Sister

July 5, 2011

May 15th, Law Enforcement Memorial Day

Thinking of you on this special day and every day. Continue to watch over those that love and miss you dearly. You will never be forgotten as true heroes never die.

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

May 14, 2011

Happy Birthday John!! Another year has come and gone, boy time is sure flying by.. I know you are so missed... Things are well here, and most of the familt is fine.. Watch over Peg, she's doing so much for Tab, and she is just running herself crazy.. Terri Ann is having some difficult times right now also. Rachael graduates in two weeks where has the time gone, I still can't believe she will be a nurse we are so proud of her.. Robbie is doing great to he is applying for a managers position, so cross your fingers for him.. I am finally doing well, and feeling good.. Keep an eye out for all your family in blue, and a special watch over Fred, and Tara.. We love an miss you so very much.. I finally got my sticker for my car, and my special plate to honor you.. I am so proud to say I am your sister.. Love you so much and miss you always.. Gone but you will never be forgotten... XOXO

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

April 29, 2011

John,

It's March and the weather here is wonderful, you would of loved visiting Arizona, the desert is so beautiful.. The family is well, some better then others but I know you are watching over them all... Keep an eye on Peg she is so stressed out and just running herself down.. Dave, Tabitha's husband is getting worse so its getting harder on her and the boys. Being the boys are so young its hard for them to understand what's happening to their daddy, so watch over them. We miss you so much, Karen misses you too, she was at the Police Memorial in DC this month and took pictures and she etched your name off of the wall, she was so proud to be there and see your name, but sad that your name was even there. I hope to get there one day soon and see the wall myself, but I want to go to Virginia first where they honor you every year. I'am so proud to call you my brother, and miss you so much.. Keep an eye on Tara and Fred as they go out each day to serve and protect.. You are our angel in blue...
Love to you always..
Joyce

Joyce
Sister

March 10, 2011

John,

It Febuary and the weather is cold all over the US, New York has been getting a lot of snow this year.. Glad we don't have to shovel.. Everyone is doing okay, watch over Peg she is wearing herself thin, and worried she's going to get sick. She's been helping Tabitha a lot beacuse of Dave's ALS, he's getting worse, its so sad to see him change so fast.. We are well Rachael graduates in May can you believe its been four years and she's going to be our nurse in the family, we are so proud of her. Rob is doing great he is working his way up to a manager, he loves his job.. Watch over everyone as you always do and give my love to everyone there.. Keep a watch on your friends in blue they really need it, its a crazy world out there now John, things have changed so much since you left us.. We love and miss you every day.. Keeping being our Angel in Blue... Love you... Joyce

Sister
Joyce

February 3, 2011

John,

Christmas has come and gone and you blinnked brightly on the tree as always.. Its a new year last year was a rough one for us but with your help and guidance we made it through.. Keep watchiing over everyone and know you are forever in our hearts... Love You! Miss you so very much..

Joyce
Sister

January 6, 2011

Merry Christmas to you and all of your loved ones. Let them feel your presence while they tell those treasured stories about you from Christmas' past. You will never be forgotten.

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

December 24, 2010

John,
Christmas is just around the corner, your angel is on the tree and brightly lite as always. It's been a rough 2010 so praying 2011 will be better. I know with you watching over us all it will be a better year... It will be another hard Christmas without you but we know you are with us, and watching over all of us. Continue to watch over your family in blue during this holiday season, its a rough world out there. Always know you are always with us, and we will be thinking of you as always you are so missed.. We love you John... Love and Miss you!!
Joyce

Joyce
Sister

December 15, 2010

As the holiday season is upon us, especially with Christmas not very far off, I know it is especially hard on your loved ones who must celebrate the holiday without you being here. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones, wrap your wings around all of them and protect them from harm. Know that they will never let you be forgotten and that you will be the main topic of conversation during their holiday and in their thoughts. You will never be forgotten.

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

December 13, 2010

John,

Thanksgiving is in 3 days, boy the holidays are sure coming fast this year.. Rachael is coming home for the holiday and bringing her boyfriend, we never met him so this should be interesting haha... The family is well but Terri Ann is still struggling with Allen, so keep an extra eye on him if you would he sure needs it... Before long we will but the tree up and your angel on top, we sure miss you.. You are always in our minds and hearts.. Keep an eye out for your family in blue this holiday season..
Love and Miss you always....

Joyce
Sister

November 22, 2010

John,
Halloween is almost here and before we know it it will be Christmas. This was always your favorite time of year you loved the holidays. I am finally doing better, and the family is doing good. Tabitha's husband Dave was diagnosed with ALS and not doing well it will be diffficult on her and her family. So keep and eye on them for me. We miss you and think of you everyday. Love you always....
Joyce

Joyce
Sister

October 29, 2010

John,
I can't believe anohter year has passed. This past year has been a rough one for me but I know you were there watching over me. Continue to watch over us all and know you are always in my heart.. Love and miss you

Joyce
Sister

September 1, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones as you have not been forgotten. The years may pass but those special memories of you are forever carried in the hearts of those that love you dearly.

"When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure."

Continue to watch over your loved ones.

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

August 20, 2010

John, here we are again. It seems like this year has gone so fast. I almost joined you in heaven last September 16th, 2009, but Creator had other plans for me. I did up a memorial at work on your birthday, and today was a tough day again. Thought of you often. I pray for your family who misses you and all your friends as well. I know your fellow officers at Henrico are missing you as well on this day, and every other day too. Keep watch over them, ok? Miss you, bro.

Tara N. Martin, CSO
Greeley Police Department, CO

August 19, 2010

John,

Its been awhile since I wrote but never a day I dont think of you. Its May and they just had the memorial for all of the fallen hero's wish I could be there but you are aways in my heart.. Love and miss you every day.....

Joyce
SISTER

May 26, 2010

You and all of your loved ones are in my thoughts on this special day, Police Officer Memorial Day. Continue to watch over all of them.

"If people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever." Author Unknown

You will never be forgotten.

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

May 15, 2010

John, On this day I am thinking of you especially...we are having a Police Memorial Service here today in honor of our Fallen Comrades countrywide. I've got your memorial wristband on, and I think of you often. It is hard to believe so much time has passed since you left us. Miss you.

Community Service Officer
Greeley Police Department, CO/Friend

May 14, 2010

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