Police Officer Azell L. Harris

Police Officer Azell L. Harris

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, May 4, 1969

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.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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I will never forget my Scout Master and dear friend of my father, officer Joseph J Davis Jr. HE WAS THE IMAGE OF WHAT IT MEANT TO BE AN OFFICER OF THE LAW. PROTECT AND SERVE.

Joseph J Davis III
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August 8, 2017

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