Patrolman Harris W. West

Patrolman Harris W. West

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, July 26, 1917

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 (Accidental)

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 19, 2013

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