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Police Officer Jimmy O. Harris | Augusta Police Department, Georgia Augusta Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer

Jimmy O. Harris

Augusta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Sunday, January 18, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 88

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Committed to rehabilitation center

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Officer Jimmy Harris was shot and killed after responding to a report of a domestic dispute in which a mentally ill boy was shooting a shotgun at his family. As Officer Harris attempted to talk the boy into putting down the weapon the boy shot him in the chest, fatally wounding him.

A neighbor was able to drag Officer Harris into a nearby apartment and called for assistance. Two other responding officers were shot and wounded. The boy was apprehended and sent to a rehabilitation center until he turned 18.

Officer Harris had served with the agency for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Thank you for the beautiful poen, Investigator Bell, and thank everyone who sent "reflections". It's so nice to know that my dad's sacrifice is appreciated by some, and that he is still rememberd with love by more than just me. I only had ten years with my dad. I'm 53 now, and I still miss him like it happened yesterday. Some wounds even time can't heal. My mother went to her grave still grieving for him. Thankfully, they're together again. That helps me when I start to miss them both too much. Again, thank you all.

Susan Harris Watson
May 10, 2013


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