Police Officer Harold Lee Hammons

Police Officer Harold Lee Hammons

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, January 22, 1992

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Harold Lee Hammons

Police Officer Harold Hammons was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer while serving a search warrant. Two officers had cleared the main room and detained several armed subjects as Officer Hammons was clearing the kitchen.

One of the officers in the main room saw motion in the kitchen and, mistakenly believing a suspect was in the kitchen, opened fire with a shotgun.

Officer Hammons was a United States Army veteran who served with the Dallas Police Department for two years. He was survived by his mother, brother, and four sisters.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 5970
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

mistaken identity, search warrant

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Officer Hammons,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 22, 2022

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