Patrolman James E. Harper, Jr.

Patrolman James E. Harper, Jr.

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, February 12, 1964

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James E. Harper, Jr.

Patrolman Harper was killed when his patrol car was stuck by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver. Patrolman Harper and his partner observed a speeding car and were attempting to stop it when a the suspects vehicle turned in front of their patrol car. Patrolman Harper was removed to the hospital where he died several hours later. The vehicle that the officers were chasing was being driven by a man rushing his pregnant wife to the hospital because she had gone into labor. He was not charged.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace Patrolman Harper.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 16, 2020

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