Police Officer Jimmy O. Harris

Police Officer Jimmy O. Harris

Augusta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, January 18, 1970

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Jimmy O. Harris

Officer Jimmy Harris was shot and killed after responding to a report of a domestic dispute in which a mentally ill boy was shooting a shotgun at his family. As Officer Harris attempted to talk the boy into putting down the weapon the boy shot him in the chest, fatally wounding him.

A neighbor was able to drag Officer Harris into a nearby apartment and called for assistance. Two other responding officers were shot and wounded. The boy was apprehended and sent to a rehabilitation center until he turned 18.

Officer Harris had served with the agency for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 88

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed to rehabilitation center

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Officer Harris,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Augusta. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 18, 2020

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