In Memory of Police Officer Edgar Morris
In Tennessee, the Collierville Police Department announced to residents that its office had lost a local police officer to the coronavirus pandemic. On Saturday, September 4, 2021, Police Officer Edgar Morris, a sixteen-year veteran of the department, died from complications of COVID19. The US has lost hundreds of police officers and other law enforcement officials since the start of the pandemic. Morris, badge number 1572, was serving others and helping the community when he contracted the virus that would take his life.
Morris became a law enforcement officer with the Collierville Police Department in September 2005. He specialized in traffic crash reconstruction. Morris also served as the city’s radar instructor. He was well-liked and respected in the community and known as a family man. His two boys were his pride and joy.
Collierville Police Department
Morris spent his career with the Collierville Police Department. The CPD is the primary law enforcement agency in Collierville, which has a population of approximately 52,000 residents. The agency is a fully accredited law enforcement agency that employs nearly 70 sworn full-time officers and additional administrative staff.
Collierville is a growing community, and the police department has worked hard to create a safe environment for families and businesses to grow and be successful. Their hard work was noted when, in 2008, the city made the top 100 places to live in the US. Collierville has had an impact on that area of Tennessee in our American history. During the civil war, the town was abolished entirely and has rebuilt itself into the flourishing city it is today.
Police Officer Edgar Morris leaves behind his wife and two sons, Edgar and Evan. He also leaves behind siblings, parents, neighbors, friends, and coworkers. It will take the support of the Collierville Police Department and all area residents to help support the Morris family in their difficult times. In addition, area law enforcement will help gather together to honor Officer Morris and help residents and families show gratitude for the sacrifice he made.
The Collierville Police Department posted this tragic announcement on their Facebook page to inform residents of the terrible loss. “We are saddened to inform you that Officer Edgar Morris has passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Officer Morris began his career with CPD on September 1, 2005. He was a dedicated husband, father, and son. Edgar was an outstanding police officer specializing in traffic crash reconstruction and also served as the department’s radar instructor. He was quick to provide help to anyone in need. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Morris family. Please join us as we honor the life of Officer Edgar Morris.”
Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane shared his condolences and support for the Morris family. “Edgar Morris was a professional police officer who carried out his duties with honor, integrity, and compassion. Our CPD family will do all we can to support Edgar’s wife of 14 years, Christy, and their two children, Edgar and Evan, during this terrible time.”
Collierville Police Officer and close friend of Morris, Officer Justin Smith, shared his personal grief online. “Amazing friend and Officer. I’m going to miss our daily conversations and your witty personality. Rest easy, Eddie.”