Attorney General Bonta Issues Statement on Death of Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy

Monday, May 15, 2023
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OAKLAND — California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued the following statement on the death of Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Brett Harris, who died in the line of duty on Saturday, May 13, 2023:

“On behalf of the California Department of Justice, I extend my deepest condolences to the loved ones and colleagues of Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Harris, who lost his life in the service of his community," said Attorney General Bonta. "This tragedy is yet another solemn reminder of the sacrifice men and women in law enforcement make each and every day when they put on the uniform and badge, not knowing if they'll come home to their families at the end of their shift. Sheriff's Deputy Harris' ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten by a grateful state and her people.” 

Deputy Harris was involved in a crash within the city of San Jacinto while responding to a call for service on May 12, 2023. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on May 13, 2023. He is survived by his wife, mother and father, twin sister, and brother.

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