Police Officer Azell L. Harris

Police Officer Azell L. Harris

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, May 4, 1969

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Azell L. Harris

Officer Azell Harris was shot and killed while moonlighting at a local freight line warehouse. An employee informed him that three men were stealing materials from the warehouse docks. When Officer Harris confronted the suspects a shootout ensued and Officer Harris was mortally wounded.

The suspects were apprehended and convicted of his murder.

Officer Harris had served with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted

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Officer Harris,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 4, 2019

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