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Posted on: June 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Line of Duty Death – Deputy Brett Harris

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sheriff Chad Bianco

File # I231320009



Services for Deputy Brett Harris have been scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Approximately 8:45 am – Procession begins from Miller-Jones Menifee Memorial Park and Mortuary, 26770 Murrieta Road, Menifee, CA 92585. Members of the public are welcome to line the streets in support. The procession will end at The Grove Community Church, 19900 Grove Community Drive, Riverside, CA 92508.

Funeral Services 10:00 am The Grove Community Church 19900 Grove Community Drive Riverside, CA 92508.

Those who would like to send flowers may have them delivered directly to The Grove Community Church no later than 8:00 am the day of the funeral services. Deputy Harris’s favorite color was blue.

Law enforcement procession from the Miller-Jones Menifee Memorial Park and Mortuary to The Grove Community Church will consist of emergency vehicles only. All law enforcement personnel participating need to arrive no later than 7:45 am and park at the church across the street from the mortuary.

Procession Route from Mortuary to Church:

  • Turn right onto Murrieta Road to Ethanac Road
  • Turn right onto Ethanac Road to Interstate 215 north
  • Turn left and merge onto Interstate 215 north and proceed to Van Buren Boulevard
  • Exit Interstate 215 at Van Buren Boulevard
  • Turn left onto Van Buren Boulevard and proceed to Orange Terrace Parkway
  • Turn right onto Orange Terrace Parkway to Abrams Drive
  • Turn right onto Abrams Drive to Grove Community Drive
  • Turn left onto Grove Community Drive to Barton Road
  • Turn right onto Barton Road into The Grove Community Church

No Media will be allowed inside the venue. Media will be permitted to connect to a designated distribution area on the east side of the campus.

The services will be live streamed on Riverside County Sheriff’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

**Please respect the family’s personal privacy and follow the media guidelines listed above.**

For all media inquiries, please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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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.

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