Sergeant Alvis P. Morris, Jr.

Sergeant Alvis P. Morris, Jr.

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, November 12, 1973

Alvis P. Morris, Jr.

Sergeant Morris was shot and killed while responding to a robbery. When he arrived at the scene he found the business owner holding two suspects at gunpoint, whom he had caught stealing a radiator out of a car. As he approached one of the men grabbed the 62-year-old business owner and was able to gain control of the weapon.

The suspect and Sergeant Morris then exchanged shots and both were wounded. Both suspects fled the scene but were apprehended a short time later. Sergeant Morris was shot in the chest and stomach but chased the pair a half block before collapsing and succumbing to his wounds.

One of the suspects was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison. He was paroled August 5, 1982.

Sergeant Morris had served with the Detroit Police Department for 29 years. He was divorced and had no children.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

robbery attempt

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IN HONORE CASORUM
Our promise to him; Always honored, never forgotten, forever grateful for his service to his community and to our nation.

Sgt. T Jake Jones
Greater Cleveland Peace Officer Memorial Society, Ohio

November 12, 2016

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