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Town Marshal John N. Harris | Sellersburg Police Department, Indiana Sellersburg Police Department, Indiana

Town Marshal

John N. Harris

Sellersburg Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Saturday, January 16, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/14/1915

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Never apprehended

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Marshal John Harris succumbed to wounds he suffered two days earlier while attempting to arrest two burglary suspects.

Marshal Harris was investigating a report of a burglary at a blacksmith shop when two subjects exited the business. As Marshal Harris began chasing the subjects on foot, he was struck by gunfire from a pistol by one of the suspects. Marshal Harris succumbed to his wounds two days later.

The suspects fled the scene and were never apprehended. A day later, they were suspected of the murder of North Vernon Police Officer Frank McKinsey.

Marshal Harris was survived by his wife and seven children.

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Police Officer Frank McKinsey
North Vernon Police Department, Indiana
End of Watch: Saturday, January 16, 1915
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace, Marshal Harris. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 6, 2013

 

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