Staff Sergeant Randall J. Harris

Staff Sergeant Randall J. Harris

United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, June 13, 1987

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Randall J. Harris

Staff Sergeant Randall Harris was shot and killed while patrolling the American section of Palmerola Air Base in Comayagua, Honduras.

Sergeant Harris was shot multiple times by a Honduran soldier armed with an M-16 approximately 400 yards inside of the American section of the base's main gate. The man was arrested by Honduran authorities, who failed to cooperate with military officials. It is not known if he was ever tried or convicted of any crimes.

Sergeant Harris had served with the U.S. Army for nine years and was assigned to the 979th Military Police Company at Fort Bliss. He was two weeks away from finishing a 4-month temporary assignment to Honduras at the time. He was survived by his wife, three stepchildren, parents, brother, and three sisters.

On September 30th, 1988, Building 125, the military police station at Fort Bliss, was renamed Harris Hall in Sergeant Harris's honor.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Overseas
  • Weapon Rifle; M-16
  • Offender Arrested


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On today, the 37th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

June 13, 2024

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