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Detective Charles Edward Harris | Southern Pines Police Department, North Carolina Southern Pines Police Department, North Carolina

Detective

Charles Edward Harris

Southern Pines Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, April 4, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 857

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/4/1991

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Sentenced to life plus 60 years

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Detective Charles Harris was shot and killed in his own home by several drug dealers in a case of retaliation after he arrested them.

The subjects discovered where he lived, went to his home, and shot him as he answered the door. His wife was also shot and wounded.

Eight subjects were arrested in connection with his murder. The man who shot him was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life plus 60 years in prison.

Detective Harris had served in law enforcement for 20 years. He had served with the Hoke County Sheriff's Office before joining the Southern Pines Police Department. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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I was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers continue to be with your family, friends and co-workers.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon
June 16, 2013

 

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