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 had served with the Dallas Police Department for two years. He was survived by his mother, brother, and four sisters.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 5970

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Its hard to believe it’s been 26 years since you left. I can remember going out after your shift to play a game of pool and have a beer. It was nice to have made a great friend, since I wasn’t a native “Dallasite”. I’m glad you worked security at our apartment complex and shared many a conversation. I miss our friendship and I miss you. - Michael Elliott

USMC Michael Elliott

June 21, 2018

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