Officer Thomas Lee Harris

Officer Thomas Lee Harris

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, July 20, 1985

Add to My Heroes

Thomas Lee Harris

Officer Thomas Harris succumbed to injuries sustained nine days earlier while chasing a stolen vehicle on Julius Schepps Freeway near Simpson Stuart Road.

He had attempted to stop the vehicle, which immediately fled. As he tried to pass a truck, his patrol car flipped over, and he suffered massive internal injuries. The suspect was sentenced to life as a habitual offender but was not charged with Officer Harris' death.

Officer Harris was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam war and had served with the Dallas Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 4641
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 11, 1985
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to life

stolen vehicle, vehicle pursuit

Most Recent Reflection

View all 20 Reflections

Officer Thomas Lee Harris will always be remembered. RIP sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

October 13, 2022

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.