Reporting Deputy: Sheriff Chad Bianco
File # I231320009
With immense sadness and a heavy heart, I must report that the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office has lost another deputy in a line of duty death.
Deputy Brett Harris, assigned to the Hemet Sheriff's Station, was involved in an on-duty traffic accident while responding to a call for service on May 12, 2023. Deputy Harris suffered major injuries as a result of the crash, including a catastrophic brain injury.
In a final act of Service Above Self, it was Deputy Harris’s wish to donate his organs so that others may live. The Harris family is currently working with the hospital to ensure his wishes are honored.
Please continue to pray for Deputy Harris’s wife, mother and father, twin sister, brother, and the men and women of RSO as we navigate this process.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office wants to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and prayers during this difficult time.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when available.