Officer Gerald M. Harmon

Officer Gerald M. Harmon

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, May 13, 1919

Gerald M. Harmon

Officer Gerald Harmon succumbed to a gunshot wound received three months earlier after apprehending two bootlegging suspects. He took the men into custody and walked them to a call box on Brook Road. As they waited for the patrol wagon to arrive one of the suspects produced a handgun and shot Officer Harmon in the chest. He succumbed to his wound three months later. The exact date of the shooting is unknown.

Officer Harmon had only been with the agency for approximately three months at the time of the shooting. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, February 1, 1919
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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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 13, 2015

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