Patrol Officer Harry Edward Kier

Patrol Officer Harry Edward Kier

Anchorage Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch Tuesday, October 28, 1980

Harry Edward Kier

Patrol Officer Harry Kier was killed in an accident crash while responding to a fire.

He had been dispatched on the emergency call to a burning gas station when his vehicle struck a patch of ice on the Glenn Highway. His cruiser slid sideways, left the roadway, and struck a light pole before bursting into flames. Several citizens attempted to rescue him from the vehicle but were prevented due to the fire.

Officer Kier had served with the Anchorage Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife and one child.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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Tonight I learned of Officer Harry Kier's line of duty death in 1980. God Bless his family. Harry and my brother both served in the Army in Fort Richardson, Alaska from '72-'74. Sadly my brother passed away in 1978. I am in Washington, D.C., every May for National Police Week. This year I will go to the Wall and pay my respects to Officer Kier. Harry, I hope you and Brian are enjoying heaven!

Detective Carol Loftus Miller, Retired
Arlington County Police Department

April 1, 2018

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