Patrolman Robert Harris

Patrolman Robert Harris

New York City Housing Authority Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, December 20, 1967

Robert Harris

Patrolman Robert Harris was shot and killed when he and another officer attempted to stop a fight in a restaurant at 2405 Second Avenue.

An employee of the restaurant called the manager and told him of the fight. When the manager entered he opened fire with a handgun, killing Patrolman Harris and wounding the other officer.

A grand jury declined to indict the manager on homicide. He was found guilty of illegal possession of a weapon and released on parole.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Released on parole

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Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

December 20, 2017

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