Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Harvey L. Middleton

Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, May 11, 1975

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Harvey L. Middleton

I commented on the reflection on Jan. 15th 2009! Just wanted to thank all comments from everyone and know that my uncle Harvey is still missed daily but the family knows he is with the lord awaiting us....continue to rest unc. We love and miss u!

Sergeant David Middleton
North Carolina Dept. of Public Safety...nephew!

February 4, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 27, 2020

God bless you . You are a hero. Continue to Rest In Peace

Nick mottola

August 31, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Middleton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 20, 2019

Harvey, you are missed daily and pray you are with our Heavenly Father. Will see you again one day. God Bless!! Jenny Barksdale

Jenny Barksdale
Sheriff's Dept.

June 17, 2015

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

May 11, 2015

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 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

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

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

May 11, 2012

Hey Great Uncle,

I never had the chance to meet you all I could go by is what my Grandfather tells me Earl Middleton (your Brother) you are truley my hero I want to be a deputy sheriff for Berkeley county (monks corner) so bad I used to dream about it since I was a little boy.. I hope I get that chane so i can follow in your footsteps and keep the Middleton name alive in Berkeley county.. One Middleton is gone but you are not Forgotten you will always live as long as Im a deputy sheriff in Monks Corner

Love you Great Uncle

Davon J. Middleton

Davon J. Middleton
Great Nephew

February 7, 2011

You are not forgotten. Rest in peace my brother in Blue


January 18, 2011

I was too young to remember u,u were taken from us due to no control of ur own ,even though ur physically not here u are always in my heart. Too have lost u on mother's day and recently my mom just passed on father's day! My heart is so heavy ...I love u more then words can say...till the day we meet again! x0x0x0x

cassandra brown

March 28, 2010

I was only six(6) yrs of age when my uncle was killed. I used to struggle to remember him but thats all I have to do is look at his daughter and son, as well as my dad, to see the resemblance. I go to the grave site, clean the tomb stone up, and pay my respects and still I ask myself " Do I remember his
face and the things he use to do when I was six. Well I might not remember his face completely, but I remember him in my heart. He also had this car,sorta like the one on the show Dukes of Hazards, that he loved and wouldn't the kids get near it. I remember my uncle in my heart forever and a day and I know that he watches over his kids and wife(Ella Middleton) Until me meet again on the other side, I love you
uncle Harvey!!!

Officer David Middleton
Dept. of Corrections/ Uncle

January 15, 2009

I was young 17 year old dispatcher at the BCSD the morning of Harvey's death. The local police chief got Harvey out of church to help him calm down the suspect who was Harvey's own cousin, but instead the suspect never gave Harvey a chance and shot him.

Harvey was one of the nicest, well trained and respected deputies in the region and continues to be missed by all who knew him.

Tell we meet again your friend,


LtCol David Dorman, USAF
99th Security Forces Group, Nellis AFB, NV

May 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
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.

July 9, 2007

It has been thirty-one years since the end of your watch. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Berkeley County. Rest in peace my brother.

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

May 11, 2006



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