Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 17 years
Badge # 22
Incident Date: 4/3/1927
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Never apprehended
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.