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Police Officer Gerald A. Morrison

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, March 11, 1974

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Reflections for Police Officer Gerald A. Morrison

Officer Morrison,
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 USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 11, 2024

In 1974 PO Gerald Morrison working the 80 Series in #11 saw a wanted suspect enter a bar and they went inside to get him, but unfortunately PO Morrison was killed inside the bar. It hit me particularly hard because he just got off of furlough and I was talking to him in the station. I can't describe the feeling when seeing his bloody clothes after they were brought back in a bag from the hospital.

PO Mark Smith
Detroit Police Dept.

July 4, 2020

Again I State, you will never ever be forgotten. May your soul forever rest peacefully in Heaven.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

September 21, 2018


First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

September 21, 2018

thankyou for your service, may you rest in peace

Harris,Lamar S.P.O
Detroit Poice Training Center

September 5, 2018

Officer Gerald A. Morrison will never ever be forgotten. May your soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 16, 2018

Officer Gerald Morrison was my sister's husband and the father of three small kids ages 2, 4, 6. At the time of his death . He was very dedicated to his job and his family. It was very hard on his wife and children after his death. I try to speak of him to his grown children as often as I can to tell them just how brave their father was and how he gave his life in the line of duty.

cheri thornton
cheri thornton / sister in law 2015

May 31, 2015

Rest In Peace Officer Morrison, your service and sacrifice is remembered. God Bless.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division of Corrections

March 11, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th 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.

Rest In Peace.

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

March 11, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 11, 2010

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 Officer Morrison!

Sgt. Robert Mau, Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 2008

I am proud of Officer Morrison's tenacity to hang on and defeat one of his attackers. God Bless you Gerald.

Jeffrey Henderson PGPD (Ret)
Prince Georges Co. MD

October 28, 2008



April 7, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 13, 2007

"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.”

police officer

March 9, 2007

Fallen, but NEVER forgotten. A righteous man is remembered forever.

Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

September 29, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

April 22, 2006

It's been a long time Gramps, but you arent' forgotten.

Classmate DPD Academy 72-E

March 11, 2005

Jerry was my first regular partner at #11. He was a great guy and a great officer. He moved on to plain clothes, to his delight, and our admiration, and was killed a short time later serving his country, and his city. God bless you Jerry we who served with you will never forget you. Rest in peace.

Vincent Piersante Jr,

January 12, 2005


scott montgomery
ret.s/officer detroit

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