Portrait of Miami Police Officer Jesse L. Morris.

Portrait of Miami Police Officer Jesse L. Morris.


Image Number

  • PR20189

Year

  • Between 1925 and 1927

Series Title

General Note

  • He was born on July 6, 1903, in Stonewall, OK. Moved to Miami from Tulsa, OK, in 1924 at the age of 21 and joined the Miami Police Department in 1925. He was shot and killed in the line of duty on Friday, July 8, 1927, at 10:35PM in Overtown by a shotgun wielding man (Charles Lee) who had shot 6 others before engagement with police. His name is inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. (on Panel 17, West Wall, Line 18).

Rights

Title of Work

  • Forgotten Heroes: Police Officers Killed in Dade County

Additional Creator

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 7 x 5 in.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Portrait of Miami Police Officer Jesse L. Morris. Between 1925 and 1927. Black & white photoprint, 7 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/13721>, accessed 23 July 2019.

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Portrait of Miami Police Officer Jesse L. Morris. Between 1925 and 1927. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 23 Jul. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/13721>.

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(State Archives of Florida)