|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1970|
|Death: ||Nov. 15, 2008|
He served as a Detroit firefighter from 03/11/1991 to 11/15/2008. He was killed when fighting a fire set by a arsonist. He was survived by a wife and six kids. One his sons is also a firefighter.
From the Detroit Free Press........Detroit firefighter. Husband. Father of six. Minister. Motorcyclist. Real estate agent. Mentor. Mediator. Engine-house cook.
Walter Harris was a busy man, and his family and friends say those descriptions only begin to capture someone they remember wrapping his huge arms around them in loving hugs, shaking with loud belly laughs and asking, before meals: "You mind if we say grace?"
His son, James Hill Harris, also a Detroit firefighter, said his father was "big, strong, a protector. He showed me what a real man is."
Harris, 37, died early Saturday morning when a roof collapsed on him during a fire in a vacant house on Detroit's east side. Officials said the blaze was deliberately set.
Walter's name is inscribed on the Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial Monument, Stone 9, Row 29. The monument is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of County Center Drive East (north entrance) and N. Telegraph Rd., on Oakland County's complex at 1200 North Telegraph Road in Pontiac, Michigan.
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Record added: Nov 18, 2008
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