Deputy Sheriff Harry Lee Harris

Deputy Sheriff Harry Lee Harris

Sussex County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, March 28, 1950

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Harry Lee Harris

Deputy Sherry Harry Harris was killed in an automobile crash while searching for two suspects who had robbed a bank in Waverly, Virginia.

After an all night search he was driving his patrol car on U.S. 460 when he quickly made a U-turn three miles east of Waverly. His vehicle then struck a concrete bridge railing over Coppahaunk Swamp. Deputy Harris was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

On July 29th, 1921, Deputy Harris had been shot and seriously wounded while serving as town sergeant of Wakefield, Virginia. He was attempting to arrest five hoboes on a freight a train. At the time, it was believed he would not survive, but he made a full recovery.

Deputy Harris had served in law enforcement for over 29 years.


  • Age 63
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

robbery, single vehicle crash

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 60th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 29, 2010

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