Police Officer Gordon A. Harris

Police Officer Gordon A. Harris

Lewiston Police Department, Idaho

End of Watch Tuesday, October 21, 1924

Gordon A. Harris

Officer Harris was shot and killed while operating a roadblock on the Waha-Lewiston Road following a bank robbery in Craigmont. The suspect vehicle was stopped at the roadblock and Officer Harris ordered the four suspects to exit the vehicle. One of the men opened fire with a rifle, striking Officer Harris in the chest. Although mortally wounded, Officer Harris was able to return fire and wounded one of the suspects. All four were arrested a short time later.

The shooter was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He died in prison of a heart attack on July 20, 1942.

Officer Harris had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his wife and child.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Died in prison

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Officer Harris,
On today, the 93rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lewiston. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol

October 21, 2017

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