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Deputy Sheriff Harry Lee Harris | Sussex County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Sussex County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Deputy Sheriff

Harry Lee Harris

Sussex County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 28, 1950

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 29 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Deputy Harris was killed in an automobile accident while searching for two suspects who had robbed a bank in Waverly, Virginia. After an all night search he was driving his patrol car on U.S. 460 when he quickly made a U-turn. His vehicle then struck a concrete bridge railing. Deputy Harris was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

On July 29, 1921, Deputy Harris was shot and seriously wounded while serving as town sergeant of Wakefield, Virginia. He was attempting to arrest five hoboes on a freight a train. At the time, it was believed he would not survive, but he made a full recovery.

Deputy Harris had served in law enforcement for over 29 years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 60th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
March 29, 2010


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