Park Police Officer Harry Wilcox

Park Police Officer Harry Wilcox

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, January 18, 1979

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Harry Wilcox

Officer Wilcox was shot and killed while on foot patrol in a city park around 9:30 p.m.

Other officers began searching for him after locating an unsecured portion of the park that should have been secured by Officer Wilcox. His body was found in a bathroom with a wound inflicted with his own weapon. A suspect was later charged with the murder after being taken into custody on an unrelated charge.

The suspect was found mentally incompetent to stand trial.

Officer Wilcox had been with the agency for 32 years.


  • Age 69
  • Tour 32 years
  • Badge 238

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Found incompetent

foot patrol

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honoed and revered.. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 18, 2012

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