Reserve Officer Dennis Edward Harrell

Reserve Officer Dennis Edward Harrell

Colleyville Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, September 12, 1980

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Dennis Edward Harrell

Reserve Officer Dennis Harrell was killed in an automobile crash while making a U-turn to assist a disabled motorist on Highway 26 near Tinker Road.

As he made the turn his patrol car was struck on the driver's side door by a station wagon. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Reserve Officer Harrell was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 132

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Today, we remember and honor the only Colleyville Police Officer killed in the line of duty, Reserve Officer Dennis E. Harrell. Officer Harrell #132 died in a tragic car accident on September 12, 1980. We are flying our flags at half-mast today in his honor.

Dennis is missed daily by his wife, daughter and son. He is also missed by the men and women of his blue family - the Colleyville Police Department.

Thank you for your sacrifice. We will never forget.

Rest in Peace!

Michael C. MillerChief of PoliceColleyville Police Department (Texas)

September 12, 2018

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