Officer Harley Alfred Chisholm, III

Officer Harley Alfred Chisholm, III

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, June 17, 2004

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Harley Alfred Chisholm, III

Officer Chisholm, Officer Carlos Owen, and Officer Robert Bennett were shot and killed at approximately 1:30 pm while serving a warrant at a home near 18th Street and Avenue P, in the Ensley area of the city.

The three victim officers, along with a fourth officer, went to the one-story row house that contained several apartments with a warrant for the arrest of a man on a misdemeanor assault charge. Officer Owen and Officer Chisholm entered the apartment through the back door intending to arrest the man.

The subject broke away from them and ran toward the front of the house where Officer Bennett was about to come through the front door. One of the two men inside then opened fire with an automatic SKS rifle, killing all three officers and wounding the fourth officer.

The shooter and several other suspects were taken into custody near the scene by a tactical team a short time later.

Two of the arrested men were convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. One of them was executed on March 5th, 2020.

Officer Chisholm was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Birmingham Police Department for six years and was assigned to the West Precinct. He is survived by his wife, mother, four sisters, and brother.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 3055
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; SKS
  • Offender Executed in 2020

warrant service

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Harley, Troy Roberts contacted me today. The first thing we talked about was you. We were all last together in 1989, Kingston Jamaica on Embassy Duty. I hadn't spoken to Troy since he left Kingston to state-side to process out.

Anyway, Troy had photos of us in Jamaica I had never seen. As soon as I received them I forwarded them to your sister Rhonda.

Just know this brother. We remember you gave everything you had to protect your country and your neighbors. God remembers too.

Until Valhalla -

Tim Bedwell
Lieutenant (Ret) - North Las Vegas Police Department
Gunnery Sergeant (Ret) - United States Marine Corps

February 6, 2021

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