Detective James A. Harvey

Detective James A. Harvey

Syracuse Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, August 1, 1893

James A. Harvey

Detective Harvey was shot and killed when he attempted to arrest two suspected burglars. Detective Harvey was in the act of making the arrest when one of the suspects turned around and drew a revolver. He then shot Detective Harvey in the head, killing him instantly.

The two suspects were chased by several citizens who apprehended one suspect and turned him over to the police. The suspect was convicted of Detective Harvey's murder and executed on May 14, 1894.

Detective Harvey had served with the Syracuse Police Department for 24 years. He had previously served as chief of the agency.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Executed in 1894

Most Recent Reflection

View all 7 Reflections

That's what I call Justice, Detective Harvey was killed and only 9 months later his killer was Executed! They need to bring that Form of Justice Back!

Rest In Paradise Detective Harvey!

P.O. Caleb Louard NYPD

October 30, 2015

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.