Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # 4641
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Incident Date: 7/11/1985
Suspect: Sentenced to life
Officer Thomas Harris succumbed to injuries sustained nine days earlier while chasing a stolen vehicle.
He had attempted to stop the vehicle which immediately fled. As he attempted to pass a truck his patrol car flipped over and he suffered massive internal injuries. The suspect was sentenced to life as an habitual offender but was not charged with Officer Harris' death.
Officer Harris had served with the Dallas Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.