Constable Elijah James Harris

Constable Elijah James Harris

Dallas County Constable's Office - Precinct 3, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, September 4, 1924

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Elijah James Harris

Constable Elijah Harris was shot and killed while investigating a burglary at a local business on. As Constable Harris approached the business a suspect jumped out of the bushes and shot him in the stomach.

He was able to return fire and wounded one suspect, who remained unidentified until 1925. Two brothers who were being executed for a rape and murder in Dallas County confessed to murdering Constable Harris 30 minutes before being executed.

Constable Harris was survived by his wife.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1925

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Rest in Peace Constable Elijah James Harris. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Dallas County Pct. 3 and The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you burns forever in the lake of fire!


Senior Special Agent Barry Sherwood Ret.
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

September 23, 2016

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