|Montgomery County Courthouse/ Mercury Photo by Carl Hessler Jr.|
Morris humbly accepted the recognition, realizing it was a great honor. Then, the seasoned detective, in a classy, caring move, took the time to remember the alleged victims involved in the case.
“It is nice being recognized. It was a lot of hard work and I’m proud of what we did. But you’ve got a lot of kids that are going to take a lot of years, and maybe never, to get over this. So that’s the tough part,” Morris said after the ceremony as he stood on a courthouse staircase with his wife, Christine, by his side.
Morris recalled a conversation he had with county Detective David Schanes and former county Detective Mary Anders.
"I remember Dave Schanes and Mary Anders and I driving back from Delaware one time and we sat there and talked about it. And they say when you're in the academy there's going to be cases at some point you're going to remember in your career - I'll remember everybody in this case, probably for the rest of my life," Morris said, the plight of the victims still fresh in his mind.
Morris said he hopes to be able to see the victims persevere and overcome the difficult burdens they're carrying as a result of the alleged incidents.
|Limerick Det. Ernie Morris and wife, Christine. Photo by Carl Hessler Jr.|
"That would be nice," said Morris, the victims obviously taking precedence in his mind over any honor he received.
If you happen to see Morris around the community, congratulate him on a job well done.