Officer Harry Talcott Mereness

Officer Harry Talcott Mereness

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, October 18, 1933

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Harry Talcott Mereness

Officer Harry Mereness succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when his motorcycle was struck while making a left turn onto Broadway Street.

His motorcycle collided with another vehicle that was also making a turn onto Galveston Road. Officer Mereness was thrown to the ground and received fatal injuries. The driver of the other car was charged with negligent homicide in juvenile court.

Officer Mereness had served with the Houston Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, mother, and sister.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Monday, October 16, 1933

juvenile offender, motor officer, motorcycle crash, patrol

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Officer Mereness,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Houston.


United States Border Patrol

October 18, 2023

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