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Sheriff Harry Harris | St. Croix County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin St. Croix County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

Sheriff

Harry Harris

St. Croix County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Saturday, June 18, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Sentenced to life in Illinois for murder

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Sheriff Harris was shot and killed when he confronted a robbery suspect on a train in Eau Claire County. Sheriff Harris was en route to Elroy to take custody of another robbery suspect when he recognized the suspect on the train. The suspect on the train was involved in the same robbery as the suspect the sheriff was going to pick up. When Sheriff Harris confronted the suspect the man produced a revolver and shot him three times.

The suspect was also wanted for the murder of Policeman Fred Stevens, of the Havre, Montana, Police Department, the previous month.

On January 1, 1905, a 26-year-old man convicted of murdering the mayor of Thompson, Illinois, on September 17, 1904, was identified as the killer of Sheriff Harris. The mayor was shot and killed by the suspect as he assisted the local constable in arresting him for robbing a saloon. The suspect was sentenced to life in Joliet Penitentiary where he later died.

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Policeman Fred Stevens
Havre Police Department, Montana
End of Watch: Wednesday, May 25, 1904
Cause: Gunfire

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