Marshal John S. Harris

Marshal John S. Harris

Cedarville Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, October 3, 1883

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John S. Harris

Marshal John Harris was shot and killed while walking a prisoner to jail.

As the two walked through the town center, the prisoner fired a handgun through his pants pocket, fatally wounding Marshal Harris.

The subject was arrested but acquitted.

Marshal Harris had served with the Cedarville Police Department for at least three years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

arrest attempt

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Marshal John S. Harris of the Cedarville Police Department, Ohio and the additional 65 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 3, 2021

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