Officer Gerald N. Harris

Officer Gerald N. Harris

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, February 27, 1974

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Gerald N. Harris

Officer Harris succumbed to injuries received when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while directing traffic in Bakersfield. The passenger of the suspect vehicle pushed Officer Harris off of the hood before the suspects fled the scene. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to one year in jail.

Officer Harris had been with the California Highway Patrol for seven years.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 5554

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 1 year

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I worked with an officer in Norwalk in the mid sixties and we were teammates on our CHP basketball team. My ID#3749. He transferred to Bakersfield before 1970 and he was hit and killed in the early 70’s. I don’t remember his name but that has to be the same person. Too many similarities not to be him.

Bill Bathe
CHP CTCIII64 #3749

February 27, 2021

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