Police Officer Jimmy O. Harris

Police Officer Jimmy O. Harris

Augusta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, January 18, 1970

Jimmy O. Harris

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.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 88

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed to rehabilitation center

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