Sergeant Homer J. Harrison

Sergeant Homer J. Harrison

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Monday, June 19, 1933

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Homer J. Harrison

Sergeant Homer Harrison drown when he slipped beneath the surface of Silver Lake in the Town of Castile when his small boat overturned.

While fishing, Sergeant Harrison's son fell in the water. While attempting to rescue his son, the boat capsized. His son was unable to be resuscitated. Sergeant Harrison's body was found hours later.

Sergeant Harrison was a United States Army World War I veteran and had served with the New York State Police for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

He is buried at Grace Cemetary in Castile, Wyoming County, New York.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

off duty, water rescue

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Sgt. Harrison,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War I.


United States Border Patrol

June 19, 2023

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