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Special Police Officer Jack Chelton Harris | Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Police Officer

Jack Chelton Harris

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 15, 1919

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: California

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never apprehended

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Special Officer Jack Harris was shot and killed at the Calwa rail yards in Fresno County, California.

Special Officer Harris had been notified of two hobos being in a Wabash Railway coal car by a rail worker at approximately 1:00 am and went to investigate. While in the coal car the suspects fired five shots, striking Special Officer Harris in the head. The suspects fled the scene and were never apprehended.

Special Officer Harris was survived by his wife and four children. His father had served with the Southern Pacific Railroad as chief of detectives and was killed in the line of duty on May 16, 1894.

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Chief of Detectives Lenard Harris
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End of Watch: Wednesday, May 16, 1894
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace Special Agent Jack Chelton Harris. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting America's steel roadways.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the Souls of your murderers.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
July 17, 2016

 

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