Trooper Russell Wynn Harper

Trooper Russell Wynn Harper

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, February 8, 1987

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Russell Wynn Harper

Trooper Harper was shot and killed after stopping a white supremacist. The man exited his vehicle and opened fire with an automatic weapon, killing Trooper Harper before he could exit his cruiser. The suspect was executed on April 4, 1998, for the murder of Trooper Harper.

Trooper Harper had been with the agency for 18 years and was survived by his wife, three sons and a stepdaughter.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 670

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Semi-automatic
  • Offender Executed in 1998

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Rest in peace Trooper Harper.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2020

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