Police Officer Forest J. Harris

Police Officer Forest J. Harris

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, February 8, 1935

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Forest J. Harris

Officer Harris succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained one week earlier in an exchange of gunfire with robbery suspects in a local nightclub.

Both suspects were sentenced to death. One of them committed suicide while on death row. The second suspect was executed on June 12, 1936.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 30, 1935
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1936

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Thank you for clearing that up Kaci, my mom would love to talk with you about the family to tie up some loose ends. I have photos of Tom Harris with his brothers and sisters and if you would like to see them I'd be more than happy to share them with you. You can contact me at the following: [email protected]

norm Shepherd

January 29, 2020

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