Patrolman Charles L. Harrison

Patrolman Charles L. Harrison

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, May 6, 1982

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Charles L. Harrison

Patrolman Charles Harrison was killed in a motorcycle accident on I-240.

Patrolman Harrison observed a traffic jam, and ahead he observed a patrol car and a motorcycle officer pulled to the side of the road. The officers had an intoxicated man stopped. As Patrolman Harrison made his way through the traffic, the vehicle in front of him jammed on its breaks, causing Patrolman Harrison to strike the car. When he hit the car, Patrolman Harrison and his motorcycle were thrown into the air. Patrolman Harrison fell to the ground, and his motorcycle landed on top of him.

A passing doctor stopped to help Patrolman Harrison, and soon several doctors and nurses were helping stabilize Patrolman Harrison's condition. Patrolman Harrison was removed to Baptist Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Patrolman Harrison had served with the Memphis Police for almost 15 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, son, three step-daughters, and his parents.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 14 years, 11 months
  • Badge 151

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash


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Rest in peace Patrolman Harrison.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 6, 2020

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