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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

Was thinking about you today. Don't know why, you just popped into my head so I thought I would stop in and leave a short reflection. The following poem somone sent to me the other day and I want to leave it for your sister who I know carries your sweet memories in her heart. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

"Thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday and days before that too.
I think of you in silence, I often speak your name.
All I have are memories and a picture in a frame.
Your memory is a keepsake, with which I'll never part.
God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart."
By: Therese

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

March 7, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on Christmas. I know that tonight they will relive Christmas' past and you will be the main topic. They forever carry their cherished memories of you in their broken hearts. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones.

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

December 24, 2009

Every day at work I make it a point to search this WEB Site and read about 5 fallen officers (heroes) to honor their memory. I came across your brother and saw your letters to him and noticed your name Joyce. I have seen your name after postings you have written for other fallen Officers. I wanted to tell you John is not forgotten. Also, the way you continue to honor your Brother John is an inspiration to fellow Officers and reminds us that should we make the same sacrifice, we also will not be forgotten by good folks like you. Keep the faith & God Bless.

Det. Chris Lynch
Corpus Christi Police Dept., Texas

November 20, 2009

John,

Its now September, its still so very hot here in Arizona. My surgery has been rescheduled for September 30, its finally going to happen.. Watch over me John and help me get through this... I wish I could hear your voice I know you would tell me its gonna be fine, don't worry so much : ) Moms birthday just passed I can't believe she's been gone now for almost 10 years, it feels like yesterday.. I know you are all together now and watching over all of us.. We miss you all... It will be 1 year on 9/24/09 for Robbie John we are so proud of him, and I know you would be too.. John continue to watch over the family as I know you are.. Keep a special watch on Officer Fred and Officer Tara, and your family in BLUE... We love you and miss you so very much... You are forever in our hearts.. Joyce

Joyce
Sister

September 16, 2009

John,

Another year has come and gone, yet you are always on my mind and in my heart.. It seems like yesterday the world stopped, and so many lives changed forever.. I can recall every little detail of being told you were gone, and it hurts every bit as much today as it did 15 years ago.. Nothing can ever bring you back but i know one day we all will be together again.. The family is well Tabitha had a boy on August 14, she named him after you, Henry John he is so adorable John. I know he will honor your name, he has to he is my God-Son : ).... John continue to watch over us and and your family in blue..
Love and Miss you so very much...XOXO

Joyce
Sister

August 19, 2009

John,

Yet another year has gone by so fast! It seems like just yesterday working together on the squad. Time does fly, and time is a non-renewable resource. I surely learned from your sudden passing how short life can really be. You touched the lives of many. Strange, I saw a quote on my refrigerator that says "Happiness is REFLECTIVE like the light from Heaven" and the word REFLECTIVE struck a chord...shifting my gaze, I looked at a sheet of paperon the counter immediately aftger and saw in big black letters REFLECTION and wondered what a coincidence that was...and here today, visiting your page, the words prompting "leave a reflection"....I now know it was a reminder to visit you here on your page. I can still feel the hot sun on my white gloves, in salute, on that mournful day, while taps played beyond. Peace be with your family, I did not know your Mom and Dad had passed as well.

Joyce,
Thank you for your kind words you left for me in another reflection. I wonder if you have any photos of John you can share with me, I'd like to have one of him other than the one on this page, so I can remember the happy times. I'd like to have it for my office...you can contact me at [email protected], thank you much. If not, I understand. God Bless and take comfort in knowing that John is watching over us.

CSO
Greeley Police Department, Colorado

August 18, 2009

Fifteen years may have passed but you are still remembered by those that love you dearly. Many special holidays and events in your family have come and gone during those years and I know that at every one of them that you were in their thoughts and one of the topics of conversation. I wish I had some magical words to offer to help ease their pain, but there are none. My only suggestion is that they talk about you with others and keep your memory alive as you are a true hero and served in a profession that takes a special type of person. Some may say, "I wonder what kind of officer he would have grown to be?" You already were that officer, one that I would have been honored to serve with. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones, protect them and wrap your wings around them in an effort to ease their pain on August 15th and every day. You have not been forgotten.

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

August 15, 2009

John,

Its August and its still very hot here in Arizona. I emailed Fred and he sent me photos of the memorial service they had for all of the fallen HERO'S from Henrico, the statue's are beautiful. You would be so proud of your family in blue they did a wonderful job in honoring all of you. Fred was there to honor you he is such a wonderful person, and a great friend. I hope to get there in next May God willing. John continue to watch over us all and keep a special eye on Officer Fred, he is our Angel here on Earth... Love and Miss you...

Joyce
Sister

August 8, 2009

John,

Well its July and its hot here it got up to 115 today. My surgery was cancelled but will happen in a few weeks it just wasn't meant to happen just yet.. Tabitha is due soon, still won't tell us if its a boy or girl, she asked me to be the God-Mother, you know I am trilled to be.. Robbie is doing great we are so proud of him. We miss you so much, I wish you were her for me to talk too.. I know you are always with us, but I wish I could hear your voice. Continue to watch over us all John, and your family in Blue too.. Hugs and Kisses always...

Joyce
Sister

July 14, 2009

John,

Its summer and boy is it hot here.. My surgery is next week and I know you will be there with me, and watching over me.. I know this is the right choice for me.. I miss you so much, and wish you were here. The family is well and Tab is getting big her due date is in August. I wrote to you on your birthday but it didnt get posted, but you know I am always thinking of you.. I see some of your friends wrote to you and I love to see that, but I know you are missed by so many people.. John keep watching over everyone, and know we all love and miss you so very much..
Love,
Joyce

Joyce
Sister

June 26, 2009

John,
On May 13, they honored you and all the fallen officers from your Henrico Family. I wish I could have been there. I am sure it was wonderful, they all are such special People at Henrico PD. Today was Memorial Day, and I thought of all the men and women who has gave their lives for our Country. I miss you so much and think of you so very often. Continue to watch over all of us John, as I know you will and watch over your Henrico Family as well. Love and Miss you...

John
Sister

May 25, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today, Police Officer Memorial Day. You have not been forgotten because true heroes never die. Continue to watch over your loved ones.

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

May 15, 2009

John,

Please know you are not forgotten and David and I think of you often. We often recall the double dates we went on with you and Lynne. Sherrie and I both have visited and laid flowers at the sight of the accident and thank God for the short time we knew you. You were and are a hero, God Bless!
Heather Crone Rigler

Heather Rigler

May 11, 2009

John,

Its Spring and the flowers are in bloom, its so beauitful here this time of year, but it will be hot way to soon.. Catherine had her baby a Girl shes doing great. Tabitha is due in August and is doing good too. It will be your birthday soon, where has the time gone. We are moving Rachael into her first apartment she is so excited, glad to be out of the dorm at NAU. Robbie is doing great we are so proud of him. The family is doing well, everyone busy with their lives. Peg is going for surgery, next week so can you watch over her for me, I know you will. I wish you were here to talk, I miss you so very much.. Continue to watch over the family and your Henrico family.. We all miss and love you....

Love, Joyce

Joyce
Sister

April 3, 2009

I came across your name among the many hereos listed on this site and wanted to stop in and leave a reflection to say that you are a true hero and have not been forgotten. The years may pass but I know those that love and care for you will always carry your memory in their hearts. Continue to watch over all of them and let them feel your presence so they know you are near.

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

February 1, 2009

John,

Another year is gone.. Hopefully 2009 will be a better year for everyone.. The holidays were good, and everyone in the family is doing good.. Catherine is due anytime she is having a girl, and Tabithia is due in August. The family just keeps growing, you would be amazed at all the new additions. Wish you were here to see them all and for them to meet you, but don't worry they will hear about their Uncle John.. Keep watching over everyone, and know you are always in our hearts, and on our mind... Love You..

Joyce
Sister

January 7, 2009

John,

Merry Christmas! I wish I could hear your voice, just once more... I know you are with us all and watching us celebrate this holiday.. Your angel is on the tree and your stocking that you gave Robbie is hanging on the shelf... You are always with us in our hearts and mind... We love and miss you so very much.... Love Ya...

Joyce
Sister

December 25, 2008

John.. Christmas is almost here and your angel is on the tree, and everyday I look at it and remember how much you loved the holidays... I just wish you were here with us, you are missed so very much... I know you are with us and watching over everyone... Love and Miss YOU....

Joyce

Joyce
Sister

December 22, 2008

John,

Today is Thanksgiving, and as always we are thinking about you, and missing you so much more... Today its rainy and cold here, Peg said its cold in NY too. Peg ran into Marie, and she is doing great, she said she won't call me or she'll cry..She is such a special person, and I am so happy she is happy, and doing well.. So Marie if you are reading this please call me, or email me.. Happy Thanksgiving John... Love You...

Joyce
Sister

November 27, 2008

John,
I can't believe that the holidays are right around the corner. The leaves are turning color you always loved the change of seasons.. The family just got larger Lauren had a little boy she named him Lucas, and Catherine is expecting a little girl sometime early 2009. You wouldn't believe the kids are all grown and having babies themselves. Robbie will be 21 soon, boy time has gone by quickly, but never a day goes by that I don't think about you and wish you were here, we miss you so very much. Continue to watch over us all as I know you are our ANGEL. All my love always...

Joyce
Sister

October 17, 2008

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over...

SGT. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia County Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

September 11, 2008

John,
I can't believe it has been 14 years ago today. I can still remember that day as if it was yesterday. It's the day that changed our family forever. I can still remember Bob telling me the news of your death and it was like I was in a fog and all I said was no no, and the next week was so difficult for everyone. It was like a nighmare and we couldn't wake up. There were so many people there and your family from Henrico they were great you would have been proud of them. Well a lot has changed since that terrible day. Mom, Dad and Paul are with you in Heaven. You have many new great neices and nephews, a few marriages. Life has gone on but just not the same without you. You are thought about and missed so very much. I know you are watching over all of us and your special family from Henrico and Southampton Village. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and wish you were still here living your life. You are gone but not forgotten.. Continue to watch over everyone...With All My Love Always..

Joyce
Sister

August 19, 2008

John,

I can't believe it is coming up on 14 years since you have left us.. It still feels like it all happened yesterday.. We all miss you so much.. So many things you have missed I wish we could change that terrible day that took you from us.. I know you continue to watch over us all and all your friends at Henrico PD... Fred and Fred N went to the memorial this year they said it was really nice, but they miss you so very much.. Continue to watch over them as you patrol the streets of heaven.. We love and miss you....

To: Tara thank you for your kind words and thoughts.. I know John is watching over you and you are always in our prayers stay safe..

Joyce

Joyce
Sister

July 6, 2008

You bid no one a last farewell
Or never said goodbye…
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why,
A million times we needed you,
A million times we cried…
If Love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died…
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still…
In our hearts you hold a special place
No one can ever fill…
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you did not go alone…
For part of us went with you…
The day God called you home…

Love and Miss YOU....

Joyce
Sister

July 6, 2008

Officer Harris your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 19, 2008

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