Detective Harry F. Raines

Detective Harry F. Raines

Daytona Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, January 13, 1945

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Harry F. Raines

Detective Harry Raines was shot and killed while questioning suspects about a stolen vehicle.

Detective Raines initiated a traffic stop when the subject exited the vehicle and shot Detective Raines. The man fled the scene and left his two passengers on the side of the road.

The subject was wanted in Tennessee for rape and robbery and thought Detective Raines was attempting to apprehend him. He was arrested in Omaha, Nebraska, by special agents from the FBI, convicted of Detective Raines' murder, sentenced to death, and executed on March 17, 1947.

Detective Raines had served with the Daytona Beach Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, father, three sisters, two brothers, and aunt.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1947

suspicious person, traffic stop

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You see things like this happen, but you’d never think it would happen to your own family. It’s so tragic he had to loose his life this way. May you forever rest in paradise grandpa

Mikayla Burlin
Great-great grandpa

June 24, 2023

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