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Patrol Officer Harlow Douglas Meers

Rome Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, June 10, 1972

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Harlow Douglas Meers

Officer Meers,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

June 10, 2022

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

Though I never got to know you I will always remember you as the grandpa that gave his life for the safety of the community. I am Jonathan Bryan and you will never be forgotten.

Jonathan Douglas Bryan

May 3, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th anniversary year 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. Rest In Peace

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

November 17, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Meers. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 3, 2012

Officer Harlow Meers, you made the ultimate sacrifice and your memory will be with us forever. You truely are an American Hero.

Lt Wayne Meers
Macomb, Il PD (ret)

March 2, 2012


Officer Bowers
Rome Police Department

November 3, 2011

This is April, Doug's daughter, I never new about this page till recently. I want to thank everyone for all the wonderful things they have said. I was only 3 when my father was killed and can not remember anything about him. It is nice to know he was a good man and well liked by all. If you would like to tell me more please do at. I Love you daddy and wish you were here!

April Bryan

July 13, 2011

Doug Meers and I attended the Criminal Justice program at Floyd College and took several classes together. He was a great Officer and really cared about helping people. He was very proud to be a "Traffic Officer" and also excitied to be a Rome Policeman.

I was a Radio Operator for the Georgia State Patrol and was working the night Doug was killed. He and another Officer were investigating a hit and run when Doug was shot in the living room by a member of the suspects family. The Rome Police shift Captain requested our help and I called several off duty Troopers and got them enroute to assist with the man hunt.

Doug's killer was found just before sun up and arrested.

I think about Doug everyday. I hope that the new generation of young officers will pay attention to officer safety and remember this great young Officer who gave his life for his partner.

A/Trooper Mike Thornton
Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary

May 22, 2011

Officer Meers,
On today, the 37th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rome. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



June 10, 2009

My family had come to know your family because my dad was Chief John Collins at the Rome PD. I am now in law enforcement and have been for over 22 and one half years. It did not take long after becoming an officer what my dad always referred to as his other family. I have another family as well. My dad has passed, two years now and I know that he and you have had conversations. YOU and my dad are TRUE heroes in my eyes. I cannot wait to walk with my HEROES, you and my father. Continue to watch over all of us and continue to rest with the lord.

Officer John F. Collins, JR.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Dept

November 3, 2007

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 10, 2007

I never knew you Sir, but became close friends with the daughter you left behind. I know that she cherished the father she never got to know,and kept pictures of you in uniform! I want you to know that she became a fine young lady and that you would be proud of her. I am now in the CRIMINAL JUSTICE Field and hope to prevent senseless loss of Fine Officers such as yourself. May Heaven keep you and may you rest in peace!

Joseph (JODY)Haney
FCSO Posse

August 2, 2006

may you sleepsafe in the Arms of The Lord.

June 10, 2006

You made the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect us. I hate to see a HERO without a reflection because you all deserve better. Rest in peace, Sir.
Shirley Roberts-Aunt of fallen Officer John Logan EOW-March 14, 2004

Shirley Roberts

June 10, 2004

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