Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Harvey Glenn Lawson, Jr.

Clarksville Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, March 12, 1985

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Reflections for Police Officer Harvey Glenn Lawson, Jr.

Rest in peace Officer Lawson. So brave,so young leaving behind a wife and children to carry on your legacy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 6, 2021

Rest in peace.


March 12, 2020

Today, 29 years after his sacrifice, “A” Shift honors Police Officer Harvey Glenn Lawson Jr. by dedicating our watch to him. God bless you, R.I.P. brother. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Sgt. Jason Slaughter
Radford City Police Department

March 12, 2014

Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten Officer Lawson. I pray your wife and two daughters are well. RIP

Maj. L. Carter
Norfolk Sheriff's Office VA

March 12, 2013

Officer Lawson, you gave your life protecting the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the town of Clarksville. Though many don't know you and others have forgotten you, you are one of the great heros of America that protect America from harms way. Officer Glenn Harvey is rank and file with other great Americans.

Corrections Officer Herman P. Harding (

December 26, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 12, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 17, 2009

"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 2, 2008



March 12, 2008

May you continue to rest in eternal peace forever....

Senior Officer D.W.Reichhardt
Waverly, Va. PD

March 12, 2007

May you Rest in Peace Sir.

March 12, 2006

On behalf of the men and women of the Virginia State University Police Department, our thoughts and prayers to the Lawson family and the Clarksville Police Department.

Virginia State University Police Department

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