JOSEPH ANTHONY HARRIS SR



Officer Rank: Sergeant

Memorial Panel: 40-W: 27

Department: Sandoval County, New Mexico, S.O.

End of Watch: 07/16/2009

Cause: Gunfire

Age: 46

Length of Service: 26


Sergeant Harris was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a burglary suspect. Sergeant Harris and a fellow deputy were on a stakeout to catch a burglary suspect involved in a rash of burglaries, when the suspect entered their cabin and a gun battle ensued. Sergeant Harris was shot twice but managed to shoot and kill the suspect. Sergeant Harris was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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