Police Officer James C. Harrelson

Police Officer James C. Harrelson

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, January 11, 1936

James C. Harrelson

Officer Harrelson was accidentally shot and killed by his partner as the two officers chased a suspect on Michigan Avenue, between 4th Street and 5th Street. Officer Harrelson was shot in the back by his partner as both officers began firing at the suspect.

Officer Harrelson had served with the Detroit Police Department for 7 years and was assigned to the Central Station. He was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 11, 2012

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