Death Classification: Line of Duty Death

Agency: Detroit Public Schools Police Department

Rank: Police Canine

Badge:  Unknown

Served: Two Years

Unit of Assignment / Detail: K-9 Unit

Location of Incident (Present Day): Woodward Avenue and West Hancock Street in Detroit, Michigan

Cause of Death: Undetermined

Age at Time of Death: Approximately Three Years Old


Date of Birth: Unknown

Date of Appointment: Unknown

Date of Incident: 23 March 1974

End of Watch: Presumed Date of 23 March 1974

Date of Interment: N/A

Unheralded Hero Investigation Began: 15 April 2021

Accepted By Agency: N/A

Approved By National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial: N/A


Interment Details

 Cemetery: Unknown
 Grave Location: Unknown
 Interment Disposition: Unknown


Memorial Details

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed

Officer Down Memorial Page: Listed

Memorial at the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum: Not Listed

Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial: Not Listed

Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial: Not Listed

Wayne County First Responders Memorial: Not Listed

Detroit Police Department Memorial: Not Listed


Incident & Biographic Details

K-9 Harvey disappeared from handler Arthur Jackson's patrol car while it was parked behind the Detroit Police Department's 13th Precinct at the intersection of Woodward Avenue and Hancock Street.

Harvey and his handler had apprehended a burglary suspect at the Longfellow School and had gone to the precinct for the handler to book the subject. When his handler returned to the patrol car Harvey was missing. He was never recovered and was presumed dead.

K-9 Harvey had served with the Detroit Board of Education Police for two years.