Caught on camera: MPD officer accused of stealing from Make-A-Wish Foundation

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Surveillance video shows a mad dash for the cash.

Police say Memphis police officer Ronald Harris tried to steal money from the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the airport.

They dropping off $1,500 to a family going on a Make-A-Wish trip,  and somehow Harris knew about it.

Police say Harris headbutted Nathan Moore, whose forehead was cut so badly, he needed stitches.

Moore refused medical attention, and insisted on getting on the plane with his family.

Harris is now suspended from the Memphis Police Department.

New reports show he was already on leave seeing a psychologist, and may suffer from a mental disorder.

His wife says he's threatened to kill her, and police say they found stolen mail in his car that belonged to his neighbor.

WREG went to Harris neighborhood to see what people had to say about his recent behavior. They had mixed reviews.

Marsha Turner was shocked to hear the news.

"He's a super nice guy. He'd do anything for anybody . He so kind I couldn't image anyone saying anything bad about Ronnie."

One man who didn't want to be identified said Harris had him sent to jail, accusing him of slashing his tires. The man says he didn't commit the crime.

"It's karma. he sent me to jail and now he's the one in jail. it's only fair."

Harris is being held on $25,000 bond, and is due in court June 16th.

The family going on the Make-A-Wish trip made it to their destination safely.


  • Hard Truths

    Why, oh why, does no one in City Government lay down the law to this gang of street criminals in police uniforms?

    Let’s disband MPD and bring in the National Guard.

  • Hard Truths

    Or disband MPD and put the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department in charge. Sheriff can hire back selected officers who can demonstrate that they are not incompetent, corrupt, or brutal.

    • blahblah

      Not all cops are bad….unfortunately Memphis had to dumb down the for Shelby County Sheriffs taking over, my experience with them has not been good…They like to assume too much and definitely have some anger management issues.

  • Pest Control

    Ok yeah that does look like the moves of a person out of their mind and not a thief who really “thought” they were going to get away with stealing. Police work is stressful. He must have cracked.

  • Terrie

    He’s part of the “Dumb Down the system because the test were hard to pass”. I call B.S. on the crazy too! But kudos to the family that carried on with the trip!! AND those the grabed this thug!!

  • Midtown_Lib

    “They dropping off $1,500.00 to a family going on a Make-A-Wish trip” Is that what “they” be doing? Show ’nuff.

  • sue

    I can’t believe his bail is only $2500. I hope to hear ALL of the story–including the person who knew the details of the Make a Wish drop off! Someone had some inside info! Idiot makes the whole dept. look bad!

  • The Real Chris Williams Jr

    To the person that posted you friend married the black guy That guy is large and has Herpes, she better go check herself. I The Real ChrisWilliamsJR appreciates a good strong man with a job. I needs me one so we cans go out of town.

  • johnny dee

    Its time to wise up memphis.its time for the state of tennesse to take over city and county governments,do an internal audit and remvove current city officials until honest officials can be found .if that is possible!

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