Special Police Officer Jack Chelton Harris

Special Police Officer Jack Chelton Harris

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Tuesday, July 15, 1919

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Jack Chelton Harris

Special Officer Jack Harris was shot and killed at the Calwa rail yards in Fresno County, California.

Special Officer Harris had been notified of two hobos being in a Wabash Railway coal car by a rail worker at approximately 1:00 am and went to investigate. While in the coal car the suspects fired five shots, striking Special Officer Harris in the head. The suspects fled the scene and were never apprehended.

Special Officer Harris was survived by his wife and four children. His father had served with the Southern Pacific Railroad as chief of detectives and was killed in the line of duty on May 16, 1894.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location California
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended


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Officer Harris,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 15, 2019

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