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Patrolman Mark O. Harris | Oklahoma Lake Patrol, Oklahoma Oklahoma Lake Patrol, Oklahoma

Patrolman

Mark O. Harris

Oklahoma Lake Patrol, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Sunday, September 2, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 1113

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Charged with DUI

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Patrolman Mark Harris was struck and killed by a drunk driver while making a traffic stop on I-35 near Indian Hills Road in Cleveland County. The drunk driver's car left the roadway and struck Patrolman Harris' patrol truck, the traffic violator's vehicle, and then Patrolman Harris. He was thrown 70-feet into traffic and struck by another vehicle, which fled the scene. The drunk driver was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. The vehicle that fled the scene was never identified.

Patrolman Harris had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife, son and daughter.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 28, 2013

 

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