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Police Officer Forest J. Harris | Birmingham Police Department, Alabama Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

Forest J. Harris

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Friday, February 8, 1935

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/30/1935

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1936

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Officer Harris succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained one week earlier in an exchange of gunfire with robbery suspects in a local nightclub.

Both suspects were sentenced to death. One of them committed suicide while on death row. The second suspect was executed on June 12, 1936.

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