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Sergeant Robert J. Harris | Nassau County Police Department, New York Nassau County Police Department, New York


Robert J. Harris

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 17, 1978

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Age: 53

Tour: 29 years

Badge # 150

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Sergeant Harris was killed in a helicopter accident when the police helicopter he was piloting developed engine problems and crashed near the Southern State Parkway. When the helicopter began to experience the engine problem Sergeant Harris declined an emergency landing at a school because children were nearby. The helicopter crashed as he attempted to locate an alternate location to land.

Sergeant Harris had served with the agency for 29 years and was survived by his wife.

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Bob laid down his life to"Protect and Serve" He was the essence of a hero. A generous and considerate gentleman,I enjoyed knowing and working with him, as all who knew him. I think and speak of him often.God bless you Bob and rest in peace.

Sgt(retired)Errol Ross
NCPD-8th Pct
May 17, 2016


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