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Police Officer Gordon A. Harris | Lewiston Police Department, Idaho Lewiston Police Department, Idaho

Police Officer

Gordon A. Harris

Lewiston Police Department, Idaho

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 21, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Died in prison

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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.

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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.


United States Border Patrol
October 21, 2017


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