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Joshua Quinn Eckerson 45, of Bethany, MO passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020 at his home.
He was born November 27, 1974 in Albany, MO the son of Greg Eckerson and Debbie Wilson.
Josh had served as Harrison County Sheriff since 2012. He attended Missouri Western Police Academy in St. Joseph, Missouri, graduating in April of 1998. He started working for the Trenton Police Department in June of 1998 to December 2004. He then moved back to Harrison County and started working for the Harrison County Sheriff's Department in January of 2005.
Josh's achievements included: S.W.A.T. team member for Grundy/Trenton Police Department, K-9 handler, Major Case Squad member, NOMIS-initial response team member for the Major Case Squad, worked part time for the North Central Missouri Drug Task Force, worked part time for the NITRO Task Force (headed up by the federal department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) and was deputized as a Deputy U.S. Marshall with the task force, Tazer Instructor, Instructor for the Midwest Law Enforcement Trainers Association, 911 coordinator for Harrison County, Evidence Officer, Clandestine (meth) Drug Lab Technician, Missouri Department of Natural Resources Clandestine (meth) Drug Lab Collection Station Officer and a D.A.R.E. Instructor.
Josh was baptized and a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Bethany, MO.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold Eckerson, Larry Wilson, Beverly (Bill) Tilley and Reva Glenn.
Survivors include his children, Gracie, Cayden, Camden and Cearstyn; their mother, Kristy; parents, Debbie (Chuck) Reed, Bethany, MO and Greg (Pam Glenn) Eckerson, Overland Park, KS; sisters, Kerri (Michael) Ward, Gilman City, MO, Whitney (Zach) Mervosh, Kansas City, MO, and Ashley Eckerson, Overland Park, KS; grandmother, Lee Eckerson, Bethany, MO, grandfather, Clark Glenn and great-grandmother, Alma Jane Simpson, Bethany, MO.
Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Immanuel Baptist Church, Bethany, MO under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany, MO. Josh will be cremated following the service. The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Josh Eckerson Memorial Fund to benefit his children in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424. Online condolences may be left at www.robersonfuneralhome.com.
OUR COMMUNITY LOST A HERO ON 09/13/15. DEPUTY STEVEN "BRETT" HAWKINS PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 34. DEPUTY HAWKINS STARTED WORKING FOR THE HARRISON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AUGUST OF 2012. DEPUTY HAWKINS STARTED HIS CAREER WITH THE BETHANY POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THEN WITH THE CLINTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. DEPUTY HAWKINS WAS THE DARE OFFICER FOR ALL OF THE SCHOOLS IN HARRISON COUNTY. DEPUTY HAWKINS LOVED KIDS AND THE KIDS LOVED HIM BACK. I COULD ALWAYS COUNT ON DEPUTY HAWKINS WHEN I NEEDED HIM TO WORK. DEPUTY HAWKINS AND I HAVE HAD SOME GOOD TIMES AND HE IS IRREPLACEABLE. HE MARRIED BROOKLYN HAWKINS LAST YEAR AND HAS BEEN THE HAPPIEST I HAVE EVER SEEN DEPUTY HAWKINS. DEPUTY HAWKINS LEAVES BEHIND HIS MOTHER BETTY, WIFE BROOKLYN, TWO BROTHERS AND ONE SISTER, ONE DAUGHTER AND THREE SONS AND MANY NIECES AND NEPHEWS. DEPUTY HAWKINS WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY ALL. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE HAWKINS FAMILY.
THE SUSPECTS ABOVE ARE WANTED INCONNECTION WITH A STOELN CAR IN HARRISON COUNTY. IF YOU KNOW EITHER OF THE SUSPECTS YOU ARE ASKED TO CALL THE HARRISON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE 660-425-3199.
THE TWO INDIVIDUALS PICTURED ARE WANTED INCONNECTION WITH A THEFT IN HARRISON COUNTY. THE CAR IS THE ONE THE TWO LEFT IN. THE ARE REPORTEDLY FROM IOWA AND THE MALE HAS SEVERAL TATTOOS ON HIS BODY. THEY CLAIM TO HAVE FAMILY IN THE BLUE SPRINGS MISSOURI AREA. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE TWO SUSPECTS YOU ARE ASKED TO CALL THE HARRISON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AT 660-425-3199.
Harrison County Sheriff’s Office Launches New Website
The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office launched a new Website on January 5, 2015 where residents can find the latest information regarding the operations of the Sheriff’s Office as well as locate area sex offenders.
The new Website will serve as an information resource for the public and assist with community policing efforts. The Website, www.HarrisonCountySheriffMO.org, features press releases, messages from Sheriff Josh Eckerson, pages on the services of each division of the Sheriff’s Office, as well as a link to submit crime tips via email.
“The safety of county residents is our primary concern at the Sheriff’s Office. We feel the sex offender Website map feature allows us to better-protect county residents by keeping them informed,” stated Sheriff Josh Eckerson.
Other features of the Website include:
Most Wanted Listings – allows the public to view photos and descriptions of wanted individuals.
Sex Offenders Listings – allows the public to view photos and information about sex offenders living in the county.
"The new Website provides greater transparency for the Sheriff’s Office and encourages the public to take a more active role in community policing efforts. Our intent is for every county resident to visit the site and become familiar with how to locate sex offenders, how to submit a crime tip, and where to find the latest news and updates from the Sheriff’s Office. We believe the Website is a huge benefit to the Sheriff’s Office and the residents of Harrison County as well,” said Sheriff Eckerson.
MostWantedGovernmentWebsites.com by Brooks Jeffrey Marketing, Inc. of Mountain Home, Arkansas, developed the Website. The firm specializes in Website solutions for law enforcement and government offices.
For more information about the Website please contact the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office at 660-425-3199 or visit www.HarrisonCountySheriffMO.org.