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Detective Charles R. Harris | San Diego Police Department, California San Diego Police Department, California

Detective

Charles R. Harris

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, April 3, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 17 years

Badge # 22

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/3/1927

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Never apprehended

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Detective Charles Harris was killed when he and his partner were ambushed by a hidden gunman.

Detective Harris returned fire as the suspect ran away but did not hit him. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The murder of Detective Harris was never solved.

Detective Harris had served with the San Diego Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and a 10-year-old niece.

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Rest in Peace, Detective Harris. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 22, 2012

 

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