Officer Thomas Lee Harris

Officer Thomas Lee Harris

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, July 20, 1985

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Thomas Lee Harris

Officer Thomas Harris succumbed to injuries sustained nine days earlier while chasing a stolen vehicle.

He had attempted to stop the vehicle which immediately fled. As he attempted to pass a truck his patrol car flipped over and he suffered massive internal injuries. The suspect was sentenced to life as an habitual offender but was not charged with Officer Harris' death.

Officer Harris had served with the Dallas Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 4641

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 11, 1985
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Former Dallas Police Officer , Alas l. Hodge. Thomas and I rode together and worked in the same sector. My life took a terrible twist of faith after Thomas passed away but I know he’s looking down from Heaven,smiling cause he knows one was lost but now he’s found. God saved me for what ever reason but I know I am glad you were my friend…..

Senior Corporal
Dallas Police Dept

September 29, 2021

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