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Sergeant Alvis P. Morris, Jr. | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan


Alvis P. Morris, Jr.

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Monday, November 12, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 23 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Sergeant Morris was shot and killed while responding to a robbery. When he arrived at the scene he found the business owner holding two suspects at gunpoint, whom he had caught stealing a radiator out of a car. As he approached one of the men grabbed the owner and was able to gain control of the weapon. The suspect and Sergeant Morris then exchanged shots and both were wounded. Both suspects fled the scene but were apprehended a short time later. Sergeant Morris succumbed to his wounds.

One of the suspects was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison. He was paroled August 5, 1982.

Sergeant Morris had served with the Detroit Police Department for 29 years.

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Our promise to him; Always honored, never forgotten, forever grateful for his service to his community and to our nation.

Sgt. T Jake Jones
Greater Cleveland Peace Officer Memorial Society, Ohio
November 12, 2016


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