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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Lt. Varat rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 12, 2019

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