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Detective Harry L. McGinnis

Joplin Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, April 13, 1933

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Reflections for Detective Harry L. McGinnis

Rest in peace Detective McGinnis.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 19, 2022

I recently watched “The Highwaymen” which is the story of the hunt for and the eventual justice brought to Bonnie and Clyde. This film, in my humble opinion, unlike the previous movies, acknowledges and shows respect for the Law Enforcement Officers who lost their lives to these animals and does not show them to be any kind of folk hero. It was long overdue.

Though the name of each and every Officer is not mentioned, some are and I believe the sacrifice by all is honored.

God Bless you Detective McGinnis, and may your eternal rest remain ever peaceful, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

April 8, 2019

It is so sad that the Bonnie and Clyde Gang are so well known. As a society we glorify the criminals and either ignore Hero’s like you or make the Hero’s appear like the criminals. It is very sad that the names of Bonnie and Clyde are known even to our children, when it is your name Detective Harry McGinnis that should be known. You are a hero and a man to be looked up to. May you rest in peace and thank you and your family for the ultimate sacrifice. WE are a better people today because you walked among us yesterday. God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 26, 2015

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

April 13, 2014

Harry McGinnis, thank you for your ultimate service to others.
Your sister, my great grandmother, Mary Myrtle McGinnis Sullivan, often told us stories of your goodness and bravery, and then would finish with,"God bless you Harry."
I too, more than 60 years later would like to say, God bless you.

Carol LAughery
Great neice of Harry McGinnis

December 14, 2013

Thank you for your service. Almost 80 years later and you're not forgotten.

Officer Scot McGinnis
City of Conyers Police Department

August 8, 2012

God Bless you and keep you, you are not forgotten

Lt Daniel McGinnis Ret.
Bradford City Police Dept

May 7, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th 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 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. It is sad that our film industry made Bonnie and Clyde folk heroes instead of the murderous criminals they were and omitted any true picture of the heroic man you were.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 13, 2012

You are the true Hero Sir, RIP. Thank you for your service.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 27, 2012

It has been said that Hollywood has made Bonnie and Claude living room hero's. The real hero's are the men and women who are in the front line of defense fighting crime. Detective Harry McGinnis you are not forgotten. God bless you and the other falling police officers slain by the under world. May you rest in Peace.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

April 13, 2011

Thank you for your sacrifice. They were cowards, and you are a hero.

LEO SPOUSE
Ohio

March 12, 2007

To Det. McGinnis:

Your sacrifice is a beacon of honor and bravery almost 74 years later. Thank you for your service in the face of terrible odds. Your placwe in law enforcement history is assured.

Chief JA Millan
NC Public Schools, Avery Dist LEO

March 6, 2007

THE THIEVES BONNIE AND CLYDE WERE BIG HEROS FOR HOLLYWOOD. DET MCGINNIS IS A BIG HERO TO ME. R.I.P.

bob
retired

March 5, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

April 24, 2006

Thank you for your unselfish sacrifice in the face of great odds. Your service will not be forgotten. Rest easy brother..........

Mesquite, TX

April 20, 2006

Rest In Peace, Your sacrifice shall not be forgotten.

Police Officer
Chicago Police dept.

November 25, 2004

MY BROTHER, THANKS FOR PAYING THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE SO OTHERS COULD LIVE IN PEACE AND SAFETY. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. A HERO FOR SURE. YOU SERVED WELL.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

April 27, 2004

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