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Detective Rodney Scott Morgan

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, February 26, 1974

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Reflections for Detective Rodney Scott Morgan

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 26, 2018

Dear Scotty, you were one of dearest friends. I have thought of you a thousand times since your death. Riding to school together, going to get a coke on Market St. You were one of the finest guys in the world. You will never be forgotten! I talked with Sharon for a while after your death.... but lost track of her. RIP Scotty

Laura Crews
Friend

March 10, 2017

Hi Suzanne,
I would love to talk to u and have many questions about my father since you seem to know him so well and feel very fond of him. My name is Shea Morgan his daughter. My mother is Jacque Morgan whom u may know as well. 210-885-8786

Shea morgan
daughter

December 25, 2016

Scotty was great Officer. I enjoyed the may times we worked together. I talked to Scotty hours before he tragic death, and had the hard job of telling he Mother on the telephone of he death. RIP Scotty.

Donnie B
Retired Texas DPS, former Harris County Detective

December 6, 2016

Dear dad,
You always wanted a baby girl and guess what? You got one. I got your beautiful features and kind heart. I wish you werent taken from me so sudden and i would have been able to meet you. I have heard your were a great man and i know you made my mom sooo happy. I will see you in heaven. Fly with the angels. Thank you for watching over me all these years.

shea morgan
Daughter

June 5, 2016

DearScotty;
I loved you with all my heart. Your Parents and I were in contact for many years after the loss of you. You were the finest man I had ever known and although our plans never got to be realized and dreams never got to come true, you have remained in my thoughts all of these years,
Your Grave is within a few feet of my Granddaddy's Grave and the Watkins Family Plot at Brookside Memorial Park in Houston, where many of my relatives are now resting.
I'm sure that your Dear Mother,Sue, is now in Heaven with you. I know I will see both of you one day. I wish I had gotten to say "Goodbye"; but I know you knew the words I would have said.
With love always, Suzanne

Suzanne

January 9, 2016

You are not forgotten today on this mournful anniversary, nor will you ever be. Thank you for your service to our community.

You shall live in the hearts of those who loved you, those who admired you, and those you helped in their times of need; thus you will never be forgotten.

Most respectfully Detective Morgan, although I never knew you, I dedicate this day to your memory.

D.O. Kaboutari
Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX

February 26, 2015

Heroes live forever, Detective Morgan, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

February 26, 2013

I had to repost since I left an inaccurate eow day. Today is the 38th anniversary year of your in line of duty death.
Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and you will always be honored and revered. Your valor can nve ve understated. I hope that the officer who accidentally shot you was able to find some measure of emotional healing for this tragic incident tore apart many lives, I am sure.

I was so sorry to read of your father's death but all of us surviving parents think at some time or another that we are only one breath away from our beloved child. He no longer could find peace on this earth and had to join you.
Rest In Peace.

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

February 26, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 124th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and you will always be honored and revered. Your valor can nve ve understated. I hope that the officer who accidentally shot you was able to find some measure of emotional healing for this tragic incident tore apart many lives, I am sure.

I was so sorry to read of your father's death but all of us surviving parents think at some time or another that we are only one breath away from our beloved child. He no longer could find peace on this earth and had to join you.
Rest In Peace.

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

February 26, 2012

Thank you so much for your sacrifice to the citizens of Harris County. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

February 26, 2012

We knew Scotty for about one year before he was killed. He was an only child and loved dearly by his father who never got over losing his only son. Scotty's dad did not want him to join the Sheriff's Department and words were sometimes exchanged, but this was something Scotty wanted to do. Scotty loved his job.

Some weeks, months, after Scotty had been buried, we couldn't find his dad. A family friend found him at the cemetery, lying on Scotty's grave. I know that his dad has joined Scotty in heaven.

I am sorry he died this way and I'm also sorry for the officer who shot him because they poor man must have been ridden with guilt for years and probably still. I hope he has found peace in his heart.

JEANETTE FLETCHER
FRIEND

July 27, 2009

You died in a gallant effort to save your partner from being killed and you paid the price. If its one thing we all know when we sign on for this job is that one day we may have to lay down our life for our fellow mand or most of all our partners.

May you rest in peace my brother God has another good officer patrolling heaven

Vince Iello
NYPD Retired

June 14, 2009

Det. Morgan,
35 years may have passed, but you are still remembered and honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Harris County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

February 27, 2009

Det. Morgan, thank you for your service and dedication. You put your life on the line and paid the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of Texas. It saddens me to see that your own Department has apparently forgotten the sacrifice you and your family made.

Rest in peace Detective.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

December 18, 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 a long time 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 Detective Morgan!

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 2008

R.I.P, you are true hero.

Cpl Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

July 14, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE AND DEDICATION

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 20, 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
Sergeant
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

February 7, 2008

You bravely put yourself in danger to try to save another. For that you are indeed a hero and shall never be forgotten. Rest in peace Detective Morgan.

A citizen

April 14, 2007

May you Rest in Peace.May Our Lord comfort your loved ones and may He also sooth the soul of the other officer involved for his heart must be so heavy.

February 26, 2007

Rest in peace Brother Rodney, you are truly a hero and will never be forgotten.


Son Of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

February 26, 2004

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