Patrolman Harris W. West

Patrolman Harris W. West

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, July 26, 1917

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Harris W. West

Patrolman Harris West was chasing suspected burglars when he was accidentally shot and killed by a citizen who mistook him for a burglar.

Patrolman West had been with the agency for two months. He is buried in Cresco Cemetery, Howard, Elk County, Kansas.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 26, 2020

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