Detective Ben A. Harris

Detective Ben A. Harris

Port Arthur Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, August 16, 1923

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Ben A. Harris

Detective Ben Harris was shot and killed after being targeted because of his law enforcement work. He was shot several times in the chest during a drive-by shooting.

A suspect was apprehended however, after the suspect was released on bond the suspect and his brother were reportedly kidnapped in front of the police station.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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I hope and pray your assailants were at some point brought to justice and if not here on earth, they surely faced a higher justice in a different place at a later time. Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

August 16, 2020

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