Police Officer Azell L. Harris

Police Officer Azell L. Harris

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, May 4, 1969

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Azell L. Harris

Officer Azell Harris was shot and killed while moonlighting at a local freight line warehouse. An employee informed him that three men were stealing materials from the warehouse docks. When Officer Harris confronted the suspects a shootout ensued and Officer Harris was mortally wounded.

The suspects were apprehended and convicted of his murder.

Officer Harris had served with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted

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Dear daddy,

Many years and you still have an influence on our lives.
Thanks for showing me and so many you touched what true character and honor is.
We buried your friend this year - Harry M Yeager.
To all you guys from Troop 90, thanks for the great memorie!
To all the fellow officers past and present, thanks for your service!
To all the fellow national guard members and vets, thanks for your service!
To all the fellow believers, keep up the work of our Saviour!

Your son,
Leroy Wayne Harris

Wayne - son

May 4, 2018

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