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Officer Alexandra B. Harris — End of Watch: June 13, 2021

Alexandra B. Harris — End of Watch: June 13, 2021 

Commission date: June 20, 2016  

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On Sunday, June 13, 2021 Officer Alexandra B Harris was driving home after finishing her shift when she came upon a multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 5, near South Forest Street.  

Even out of uniform Officer Harris remained committed to the Seattle Police Department’s mission of community caretaking and pulled over to check on the motorists involved in the collision. As Officer Harris was outside of her vehicle, another passing motorist struck and killed her. 

Officer Harris—known as Lexi by her friends and colleagues— served at SPD’s West Precinct, in the department’s Wellness Unit, and mostly recently with the Community Response Group. She grew up in North Seattle and came from a family dedicated to public service in Washington State.  

Lexi leaves behind a tight-knit family, including her fiancé and his daughters. One colleague said Lexi adored the girls and referred to them as her “bonus daughters.”   

Lexi will be remembered for her commitment to her colleagues, wellness and physical training, and as a co-host of the podcast The Leaderist, focused on improving the relationships between police and the communities they serve. 

“Officer Harris embodied everything the Seattle Police Department is working to become,” said Chief Adrian Diaz. “Her dedication to the people of this city is an example to every member of our department, and all those who will come after her.”