Patrolman Walter E. Harris

Patrolman Walter E. Harris

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, November 19, 1906

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Walter E. Harris

Patrolman Walter Harris succumbed to injuries sustained six months earlier when he was thrown from a horse-drawn patrol wagon at the intersection of Adams Street and Lincoln Street.

He suffered a fractured elbow and other internal injuries as a result of the fall. He passed away after undergoing a third unsuccessful operation.

Patrolman Harris had served with the Boston Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and 9-year-old daughter.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Friday, May 11, 1906


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Patrolman Harris, it has been 117 years since you were taken from us. Northern New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

November 20, 2023

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