Lieutenant Harvey A. Varat

Lieutenant Harvey A. Varat

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Saturday, October 20, 1973

Harvey A. Varat

Lieutenant Varat succumbed to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever after contracting the disease when he was bitten by a tick. He was participating on a search and rescue training exercise in the Santa Susanna Mountains when he was bit.
Lieutenant Varata had been with the agency for 14 years.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness

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Rest In Peace Brother. We honor you on the 44th anniversary of your E.O.W. So sorry to read about your son. We pray for your family.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 20, 2017

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