Patrolman Walter E. Harris

Patrolman Walter E. Harris

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, November 18, 1906

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 two unsuccessful operations.

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


  • Age 41
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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


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Patrolman Harris,
On today the 106th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston.



November 19, 2010

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