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, 24 and 27, were convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. The older of the two 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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Hello Harley it's been awhile since I wrote on here, Ive been on your star page and thanks to Brenda and the Tribbles. I can't believe it's 17 years already this pain in my heart will be etched there forever. I will forever keep your memory alive until my last breath. You are so loved and missed beyond measure. Through the years friends of yours have been reaching out and sharing wonderful memories of you, and sending pictures it makes my heart smile. You had the biggest heart of gold Harley, and always put everyone else first.You touched so many lives more then you could possibly know. I wanted to wish you a heavenly Happy Birthday next week and that I love you so much. Until I see you again you are forever in my heart.
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Love Rhonda

Rhonda Chisholm Hembd

June 18, 2021

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