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Trooper Henry Noel Harmon

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, February 7, 1995

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Reflections for Trooper Henry Noel Harmon

Trooper Harmon,
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 the state of Virginia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 7, 2020

Trooper Harmon,
As I read the story of how you were shot, you lived then died, my heart breaks for your family. Even though many years have gone by, I know there isn't a day that goes by that they don't think about you. You must have gone through hell at times while you were still living. I pray that you did have some peaceful times with your family. You were a hero in every sense...thanks Trooper!

Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor

February 2, 2011

God bless sir. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Deputy Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

August 29, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 8, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 5, 2008

On this the anniversary of your passing, we pause to remember. Rest in peace Trooper Henry Noel Harmon job well done, you may be gone but know you will never be forgotten.

Master Deputy
Chesterfield Sheriff’s Office Va.

February 7, 2007


Former Police Officer
Warrenton, Virginia

February 7, 2007

To Trooper Henry Noel Harmon and his loved ones:

On this the twelth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.
You suffered for thirty five years after being shot in the neck. In reading about you, I could not help but relate your story to my own son's incident. He too was shot in the neck and his spinal cord was severed. He did not survive and was pronounced brain dead one day after being shot twice. I hope in those thirty five years after your tragic injury that you did find some peace in your heart and had times of joy.

Trooper Harmon, you rescued us, saved our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Trooper Henry Noel Harmon. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Trooper Harmon gave to his community and the citizens of Virginia, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 7, 1995.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 7, 2007

Thank you Trooper Harmon for your service to the citizens of Virginia and to your fellowman. May you rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

March 21, 2006

I just wanted to say thank you trooper
Harmon and god bless you and your family.

SGT. W. Donghia

March 3, 2006

God bless you and keep you always. We in St. Louis had a similar incident happen to one of our officers. He is now listed on the departments Honor Role for those officers who died in the line of duty. You will never be forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

June 15, 2005

On this sad day of remembrance, May we never forget this Troopers sacrifice and May His Family have Peace in their Hearts....Rest easy Brother we will not forget.....

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp P.D. Lewisburg, Pa.

February 7, 2005

Oh Brave and Noble Warrior, you suffered for a time, but you are at peace now and you dwell in the House of the Lord.
Rest in peace Hero.


August 18, 2004

10-42 in peace. You are, I know it.

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