Police Officer Henry Lee Harris

Police Officer Henry Lee Harris

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, July 4, 1911

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Henry Lee Harris

Police Officer Henry Harris was shot and killed in an ambush while directing traffic at the intersection of Washington Street and Occidental Avenue.

While he was directing traffic, the suspect approached Officer Harris from behind, placed a gun to his head and fired. The suspect was never arrested or identified.

Officer Harris had been with the Seattle Police Department for 11 months.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Small caliber
  • Offender Never identified


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Officer Harris,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Seattle.


United States Border Patrol

July 4, 2021

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