James Alden (Jim) Harrington Jr.
1947 - 2020
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James (Jim) Alden Harrington Jr., 72, passed away June 6th, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife Robin Harrington and children, Patrick, John, Luke, and Savana, and their spouses and seven grandchildren Jim was loved and respected throughout the community for his life dedication to protect and serve the community. Jim touched and influenced many lives throughout his 40 years of Law Enforcement. First in California and then La Plata County finishing his career as the Bayfield Town Marshal where he dedicated his time and love for the town and people of Bayfield. Please join us June 13th at L-J Ranch, LaPlatts Pond for an outdoor service to celebrate the life of Jim Harrington from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

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Published in The Durango Herald on Jun. 9, 2020.
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June 13, 2020
Jim was a true gentleman and an outstanding cop.
When I first moved to the area he was the Bayfield Marshall.
Jim was the first law enforcement officer who helped me and introduced me to his deputies.
I worked with some of them throughout the rest of my career.
Our sincere condolences to his family, he will be missed not only by the law enforcement community, but by everyone who ever met him.
Rest in peace my friend.
Rey Lovos
Reynaldo Lovos
Friend
June 13, 2020
I worked with Jim, Robin and so many great people at LPSO for several years. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life, as I admired and learned so much from all of them. Jim was an imposing figure in stature and accomplishments and his legacy will remain forever. My deepest condolences to Robin and all of her family. You have been in my thoughts and prayers every day.
Doug Smith
Coworker
June 13, 2020
We like to thank you for being a part of Southern Ute Indian Tribe for working with the Southern Ute Division Gaming. Also as a very dear friend of us, Eddie and Betty Box Jr.
Eddie and Betty Box Jr.
Friend
June 12, 2020
Jim was one of my first mentors in law enforcement. His passion and dedication to service made it easy for me to want to dedicate my life work to the same cause, and I did. Jim did his job well, yet left each person with their dignity in tact. His calm demeanor and tenacity were always evident. He was not just a great law man, but a genuine person. What you saw was what you got. It is hard to understand the tragedies and difficulties he faced later in life and why bad things happen to good people. Men like Jim are rare and I am very sorry to hear of his passing. I offer my deepest condolences to Robin and the entire family and to those who were with him on his last day. I pray that all of the good memories will help sustain you through the pain of his passing.
Robert Gaskamp
Friend
June 12, 2020
Sincere condolences to the Harrington Family~Connie Bell and Family.
LLawrence
Friend
June 12, 2020
I LOVED JIM. EVERYONE LOVED HIM! He always was so sweet, kind, friendly. My love to Robin and Charlie and all his family. It is so good to know that he helped & served so many people, and an impeccable reputation. That is the most honorable gift he left you all. I laneoved Jim, too. Hope Hamilton 125 Chateau L
Hope Hamilton
Friend
June 11, 2020
I hadn't seen Jim in years, then one day I was walking at the Bayfield cemetery and a small car pulled up, a very tall, familiar man got out of the vehicle, it was Jim. It still makes me smile when I think of this big man getting out of that car. He will be missed. Love and Light to his family and friends.
Joanne Graves
Acquaintance
June 10, 2020
I knew Jim for many years. He was a fine gentleman in all respects, and I am saddened by his untimely passing. Rest In Peace, Jim.
Robert L. Mann
Friend
June 10, 2020
0ur thoughts go out to Robin & his family.
Rich & Linda Dexter
June 10, 2020
Jim was a good man. He and Robin raised a wonderful family. He will greatly be missed. The Good Lord decided it was time for Jim to come home. Our condolences to Robin and the family.
Lois and Mike Deming
Friend
June 9, 2020
Jim was a true gentleman, strong, firm, kind and so fair. He would give you every chance in the world to do the right thing, but dont abuse that chance. We worked together with high school kids for almost 20 years. He was the best I ever worked with. I cant imagine not seeing his wonderful smile until we meet again. Get on a horse and ride my friend!
Pam
Friend
June 9, 2020
It is with the most heartfelt sadness that I post this message. Jim was a Warrior... He believed his job was to Serve and Protect those who relied upon him to do the "right thing". I had the pleasure and honor of working with Jim in the 70's... He was a Cop's... Cop!

RIP my friend your service on this planet is done...
Skip Stites
Coworker
June 9, 2020
A true man, a loss for his family and everyone that knew him. His passing is hard to accept and understand.
Michael Beyer
Friend
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