Lieutenant Harvey A. Varat

Lieutenant Harvey A. Varat

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Saturday, October 20, 1973

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Harvey A. Varat

Lieutenant Harvey Varat succumbed to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever after contracting the disease when he was bitten by a tick.

He was participating in a search and rescue training exercise in the Santa Susanna Mountains when he was bitten.

Lieutenant Varata had served with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office for 14 years.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness

search and rescue, training

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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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