FULL Funeral for fallen Spartanburg Police Officer Jason Harris

Officer Jason Harris funeral

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) — The funeral for fallen Spartanburg Police Officer Jason Harris will be held at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Spartanburg.

As soon as the funeral ends, there will be a procession down Highway 29 from the church to Wood Memorial Park in Greer. Click here to see a map of the route.

The graveside service will be private.

Officer Harris died Thursday after he was thrown from his police motorcycle in an accident.

The Spartanburg Police Department said in a statement that he was responding to help officers at the scene of a burglary.

Officer Harris had served with the department for more than 11 years. He was in the motorcycle unit, but had also served on the department’s SWAT team, K-9 Tracking Team, Downtown Bicycle Unit, Housing Complex Team and was a gang investigator.

He is survived by a wife and three children.

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FUNERAL PROGRAM

Pallbearers
Chris Harris
Adam Harris
Josh Harris
Hunter Harris
James Bogan
Sandra Adorno
Frank Wrennall
Justin Colegrove

Honorary Escort
Members of the Spartanburg Police Department
All Law Enforcement Agencies

A POLICE OFFICER’S PRAYER
Lord I ask for courage
Courage to face and
conquer my own fears…
Courage to take me
where others will not go…
I ask for strength
Strength of body to protect others
and strength of spirit to lead others…
I ask for dedication
Dedication to my job, to do it well
Dedication to my community
to keep it safe…
Give me Lord, concern
for others who trust me
And compassion for those who need me…
And please Lord
Through it all be at my side…

–Author Unknown
The J. F. Floyd Mortuary
Since 1886

A Service to Celebrate the Life
Of

Master Police Officer
 Jason Gregory Harris

 

May 10, 1977 – April 13, 2017

 

First Baptist Church of Spartanburg
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Eleven o’clock in the Morning

Police Officer’s Prayer to St. Michael

Saint Michael, heaven’s glorious commissioner of police,
who once so neatly and successfully cleared God’s premises

of all its undesirables, look with kindly and professional
 eyes on your earthly force.

Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair
for investigation and wise judgement.
Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and
law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores,
strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences
with the devil that the police officer’s lot on earth is not
always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so
pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the
devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your
heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard

the throne of God as we have been to guard
the city of all the people.
Amen.

The Order of Worship

Prelude – Mrs. Teresa Holliday,  Mr. Charlie Miller

Family Processional – “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”

Greeting, Comments & Prayer – Rev. Sam Davis, Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC

Instrumental Interlude – “Great is Thy Faithfulness”

Reflections                                               Chief Alonzo Thompson, Major Art Littlejohn

Scripture & Comments – Rev. William Pate, Pastor Emeritus, Tucapau Baptist Church, Startex, South Carolina

“God Bless America” – Rev. Seth Buckley, Minister to Students, First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC

Benediction – Rev. Davis

Recessional – “God of Our Fathers”

Postlude

Interment with full Police Honors
Wood Memorial Park
863 Gap Creek Road
Greer, SC 29651

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