Hi, my name is Jerry Harris, I have been a Buffalo Soldier since 2013. I choose to be a Buffalo Soldier, because I don’t know any other way to explain it, I LOVE TO RIDE. I like sharp curves to the right, back to the left, another sharp right, sharp left up a hill and into a curve!. Second to represent and continue to spread the history of the 9th and 10th Calvary Buffalo Soldier’s and the contributions and sacrifices they made.
As a young buck I knew being a soldier was in my future. So, at first chance I enlisted in the Army. I did basic at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and then jump school at Fort Benning, Ga. Home base was, Ft. Bragg, NC 18th Abn Corps 1st / 39 field artillery airborne. For 5 years, Bragg became home for my lovely wife and two great kids. This is except for the nine months of living in fox holes in the dessert of Saudi Arabia and Iraq. This was my home and the home of the black, white, hispanic , Samoan and Indian AIRBORNE BROTHERS in green and we did the job we took an oath to do.
After my service in green, I returned home to serve the community where I grew up in blue. I retired as a patrol Sgt from the Charleston Police Department. As a police officer, I had the pleasure of serving my community in many different assignments. My first assignment was community policing on a walking beat around the night club areas. I then worked patrol division bike unit and Safety City where I taught third graders awareness as a pedestrian and stranger safety. Next, I worked traffic division motorcycle unit where I learned to ride. Then back to patrol as prisoner transport and then bailiff. Then, 20 years later my last assignment as the East End patrol Sgt.
During my career as a policeman I met a lot of good people and some not so good. But, I was blessed with a job that allowed me to be in a place of vantage to see both sides.
What I like to do for fun, of course is ride. If there’s no ice on the ground, you can find me riding around town. But my true love is spending time with my grandson, Buffalo soldier in training. Being retired allows me to do all the things I didn’t get to do with my son and daughter, because I was always working. We only get to do this once and when it comes to family I don’t want to miss out.
I have ridden the rest now I ride the best my iron horse of choice is a 2018 Honda Goldwing. You can ride with me if you can keep up. If not I’ll see you when you get here, PEACE