Evidence Technician Elijah Harris

Evidence Technician Elijah Harris

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, November 16, 1989

Elijah Harris

Officer Harris was shot and killed after stopping a 16-year-old boy who was riding through his neighborhood on a bicycle threatening citizens with a .22 caliber pistol. As Officer Harris began to search the suspect the boy produced a .22 caliber pistol from his waistband and shot him.

Officer Harris was a United States Marine Corps veteran and had been with the Chicago Police Department for 21 years. He is survived by his four children, mother, sister and brother.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 15208

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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To My FTO Elijah Harris
28 years ago and I still heed your advice. Thank you so much for teaching me the right way. You are truly missed.

Retired Police Officer Ovetta Peete

November 16, 2017

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