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Princeton Police to Dedicate New Walter B. Harris Memorial on Jan. 25

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The Princeton Police Department will be hosting a memorial dedication ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 25  at 1 p.m. on the plaza in front of the Princeton municipal building at 400 Witherspoon Street.

The ceremony will commemorate the installation of a new memorial for Walter Harris.

Harris, a Princeton Borough police officer, was shot and killed on Feb. 2, 1946 when he intervened while off duty after a hearing a report of shots fired inside a social club on John Street. His three assailants were later captured and charged. Harris left behind a wife and two children.

His memorial will be at the same site as the Billie D. Ellis memorial.  Ellis, a Princeton Township officer, gave his life rescuing three young boys during a storm on Lake Carnegie on Aug. 19, 1955.

Krystal Knapp

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