Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Harl G. Meister

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, December 23, 1974

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Reflections for Police Officer Harl G. Meister

RIP and God bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten.

CPD 011th District retired

December 24, 2020

Uncle Harl I remember the piercing silence after the Officers knocked and notified our Dad of his best friend’s fate. We will never forget. Rest In Peace.

Captain Beth Giltmier
Chicago Police

December 23, 2020

Blessings to your family. May you rest in peace.

Beth Ferguson Dolinsky
Daughter of Joseph F Ferguson, EOW 12-27-68

December 23, 2019

Mr Meister, grew up with Jr. and I remember you partner (Nick, german shepard) and us being neighbors, May the perpetual light shine upon you and I continue to pray for the Meister family, you guys are always in my heart...

Bobby Smith
Friend and neighbors..

August 20, 2019

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Officer Meister.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 26, 2019

Officer Meister has not been forgotten and neither has your family. Hope to see you and yours at a Chicago Police Memorial Foundation event.

Elizabeth Ferguson Dolinsky
CPD Gold Star Family

December 23, 2018

You are a true hero, Officer Meister. You are never forgotten. Thank you for your service to our country.

S. Ostrup
Grateful Citizen

August 19, 2018

I grew up across the street from the Meisters. I was 9 when he died and was friends with Harry, his son. Everyone in the neighborhood had a very sad Christmas that year. He died on 12/23. I remember him very will. He was a cool guy. Always joking around and picking on us, but all in fun. We used to shoot pool in Harry's basement. I even stuck up for him in a fight one time back in the day. What a tragedy.

Andy Dowiarz

April 19, 2016

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Officer Meister. Your bravery is appreciated.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 23, 2014

I am the wife of Officer Meister's son. I regret that I never had the chance to meet my father-in-law. But I have heard so many great things about him. My one big regret is that he never had the chance to meet his only grandson Jacob,now 19 and his grand daughter Danyelle, now 18. We have all of his honorable mentions and awards and my children know all about him. I know he would love them so as they would him. I want to thank all who have had such wonderful things to say about him. He was truly a great police officer and a loving husband and father. My children may not have had the chance to have him in their lives, but they have the chance to read the wonderful things that all have said about him. I thank you for giving my children their grandfather even if it is only in a few words. Thank you all so very much. Cindy Meister.

Cynthia Meister

January 18, 2013

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

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

It has been 37 years, but your heroic actions are not forgotten. I recently spoke with a soon-to-be retiree who had just recently come on to the job back then and worked in the 10th District with you. He remembered you as a great officer. thank you.

Detective Thomas Downes

December 28, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remeber you for I know both the pain ad pride are forever. Harry, I am sure yo will never be able to forget the horror of that night, but I am grateful you survived this horrific crime. You and your family are in my heart's embrace today.

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

December 23, 2011

This year I chose to honor this officer for our 2011 Police Memorial Workout Challenge. I was born on the day we lost this brave brother in blue, so I chose to honor his life this year. RIP brother......

Officer George Peterson
Oak Brook PD (IL)

May 17, 2011

I only worked with you in Area 4 SOG for a few months but as a sergeant at that time recognized that you were a very good police officer and a stand up brave guy. I remember that everyone in Area 4 was very distraught over your passing and the wounding of your son. It is over 30 years ago but I still remember it like the back of my hand. May God bless your family. Rest in peace brother!

Retired Chief of Police Gene Karczewski
CPD and Riverside PD (retired)

December 19, 2010

I just want to say how nice it to see all the great things people have to say about my dad. I was four years old when my father passed but I have very clear and wonderful memories of him. So thanks for all the nice thoughts especially to Mike Carey our neighbors grandson who really touched me with his great memories of my dad.

Jennifer S. (Meister) Zaher
Daughter of Harl G. Meister

October 27, 2010

You and all of your loved ones are in my thoughts on this special day, Police Officer Memorial Day. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones. You have not been forogtten.

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

May 15, 2010

Officer Meister thank you for your service and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

Officer Christopher Dillard

December 28, 2009

You have not been forgotten. Continue to watch over your loved ones.

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

December 23, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this 34th anniversary of you being called away. You have not been forgotten. Continue to watch over your loved ones.

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

December 23, 2008

To Officer Meister's son, after reading your reflection I couldn't help but think how terrified you must have been that night. I can't help but think your father's heroic efforts saved your life so you could grow and have a family of your own. My prayers and thoughts are with the Meister family. Your father was truly and always will be a hero.

Brother in Blue
Mt. Prospect Retired

December 23, 2008

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Officer Meister.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 22, 2008

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones during this time of the year. Continue to watch over all of them. I have decorated the outside of my home with blue lights and one of those lights is burning brightly in your honor. You have not been forgotten.

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

December 3, 2008

I'm the 8 year old boy. I'm 42 now. Not a day goes by that i don't think about that night. I have a family now. This is the 34th year without my dad. The loss of him hurt everyone he ever knew. Thanks to all who haven't forgotten. Harry Meister.

Harry C. Meister

November 9, 2008

You have not been forgotten. Remembering you on this 33rd anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol in the City guarding over the Thin Blue Line.

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

December 23, 2007

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