Police Officer James C. Harrelson

Police Officer James C. Harrelson

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, January 11, 1936

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James C. Harrelson

Officer Harrelson was accidentally shot and killed by his partner as the two officers chased a suspect on Michigan Avenue, between 4th Street and 5th Street. Officer Harrelson was shot in the back by his partner as both officers began firing at the suspect.

Officer Harrelson had served with the Detroit Police Department for 7 years and was assigned to the Central Station. He was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 6 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

friendly fire

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 11, 2018

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