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Patrol Officer Harry A. Hamilton | Battle Creek City Police Department, Michigan Battle Creek City Police Department, Michigan

Patrol Officer

Harry A. Hamilton

Battle Creek City Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Sunday, May 9, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Not available

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Officer Harry Hamilton was shot and killed while he and other officers were testing out various guns at the department's range. A farmer who live nearby was cleaning his gun and using the range's targets to adjust his sights. The farmer fired just as Officer Hamilton appeared in the range to near the target, striking him in the head. Officer Hamilton was taken to a nearby hospital where he died of his wound.

Officer Hamilton had served in law enforcement for a total of 15 years and previously served as the warden for the state prison in Jackson. He was a Spanish-American War veteran and was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.

Thank you for your heroism.

God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 9, 2015


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