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Police Officer Pauline Harness | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Pauline Harness

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 19, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 4139

Cause: Fall

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Officer Pauline Harness died after falling from a metal staircase while on patrol at the Philadelphia International Airport. She was investigating a suspicious noise in a building and fell as she descended the staircase. She suffered a fractured skull as a result of the fall.

Officer Harness had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 9 years. She is survived by her husband and two children.

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Officer Harness,
On today, the 21st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

United States Border Patrol
June 19, 2017


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