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In Memoriam To Those Officers Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice

This page is dedicated to the Law Enforcement Officers of the Port Arthur Police Department who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of their duties.  They have given thier lives to protect and keep each citizen safe from harm's way. May we never forget the sacrifice that each has made. To their families and loved ones who survive we offer our consolation and firmly believe that:

"In Valor…. There is hope."

"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."

John 15:13




Police Chief
Roy Grimes


Police Chief Roy Grimes, age 40, had been Chief for about a year when he was fatally shot.  On December 30, 1919, Chief Grimes was shot twice in the rear of the PA Police Station.  Chief Grimes died at the scene as a result of his injuries. The suspect, Jack Hyde, a former PAPD Officer was arrested and charged with the Murder.

Chief Roy Grimes gave the ultimate sacrifice!

 


B.A. Harris


Detective B.A. Harris was assigned to the Port Arthur Police Department's Detective Division.  On August 16, 1923, while in his vehicle, Detective Harris was fatally shot.  It is said that the attack of Detective Harris was "carefully planned."  

Detective B.A. Harris gave the ultimate sacrifice!

 


A.R. Bradley


Officer A.R. Bradley was the Superintendent over the Port Arthur Police Department's Identification Department.  On December 13, 1936, while investigating a disturbance call with a special officer from Houston, Officer A.R. Bradley was fatally shot.  

Officer A.R. Bradley gave the ultimate sacrifice!

 


Paul Aaron Emerson


Officer Paul Aaron Emerson began his career with the Port Arthur Police Department on March 13, 1962.  On August 3, 1967, while assigned to the Patrol Division, Officer Emerson was attempting to investigate a burglary suspect.  Officer Emerson was fatally shot that day.

 Officer Paul Emerson gave the ultimate sacrifice!

 


Lewis Steve Hall


Officer Lewis Steve Hall began his career with the Port Arthur Police Department on September 27, 1972.  On August 6, 1976, while assigned to the Vice Detail,  Officer Hall was attempting to serve a search warrant for drugs.  Officer Hall was fatally shot that day. 
 
Officer Steve Hall gave the ultimate sacrifice!

 


MiltonThomas Levy II


Detective Milton Levy II began his career with the Port Arthur Police Department on July 21, 1980.  On November 14, 1992, while attempting to subdue a violent subject, who had just assaulted a female, Detective Levy suffered a fatal heart-attack.  

Detective Milton Levy gave the ultimate sacrifice!

 

"A Part of America Died"

Somebody killed a policeman today,
and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
and spend many long, lonely nights.

The beat that he walked was a battle field too,
just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
to his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
in your home town or in mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
and he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call, of himself gave his all,

And A Part Of America Died.


A Policeman's Prayer

Oh Almighty God,
Whose Great Power And Eternal
Wisdom Embraces The Universe,
Watch Over All Policemen and
Law Enforcement Officers.
Protect Them From Harm
In The Performance Of Their Duty
To Stop Crime, Robberies,
Riots And Violence.
We Pray, Help Them Keep
Our Streets And Homes Safe
Day And Night.
We Recommend Them To
Your Loving Care
Because Their Duty Is Dangerous.
Grant Them Your Unending Strength And
Courage In Their Daily Assignments.
Dear God, Protect These
Brave Men & Women,
Grant Them Your Almighty
Protection,
Unite Them Safely With Their
Families After Duty Has Ended.
Amen.

 

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