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Police Officer Azell L. Harris | Birmingham Police Department, Alabama Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

Azell L. Harris

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Sunday, May 4, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted

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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.

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I read the reflections of your gradchildren, one a friend of mine you would not see on this earth, but I also can tell through her what a good man you were. God bless you in heaven with extra rewards. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.

Sergeant Hank Edwards
Bessemer Police Department
November 9, 2015


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