Police Officer Harold Lee Hammons

Police Officer Harold Lee Hammons

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, January 22, 1992

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Harold Lee Hammons

Police Officer Harold Hammons was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer while serving a search warrant at an apartment complex in the 8500 block of Park Lane. Two officers had cleared the main room and detained several armed subjects as Officer Hammons was clearing the kitchen.

One of the officers in the main room saw motion in the kitchen and, mistakenly believing a suspect was in the kitchen, opened fire with a shotgun.

Officer Hammons was a United States Army veteran who served with the Dallas Police Department for two years. He was survived by his mother, brother, and four sisters.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 5970
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

mistaken identity, search warrant

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Harold, the day we lost you was a terrible day. I think of you often and you crossed my mind today. Your life was one of honor and service. You are still remembered and appreciated. Glad to know that you knew Jesus. Prayers for your loved ones who still miss you so.

David Franklin, Constable and Retired Sergeant, Dallas PD.

Constable David Franklin
Anderson County, Texas, Pct 1

July 3, 2022

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