Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # Not available
Offender: Died in prison
Officer Johnny Harris was shot and fatally wounded and his partner was critically wounded while responding to a man with gun call at a local residence. A third officer shot and wounded the suspect. Officer Harris died at a local hospital later that night. Officer Harris' partner, the first Muskegon County woman officer, recovered from her wounds.
The suspect, an ex-convict, was convicted of murder. He died in prison September 15, 1976.
Officer Harris had served with the Muskegon Heights Police Department for 2 years, and is survived by his wife and three children.