Corrections Officer Eugene P. Harris

Corrections Officer Eugene P. Harris

New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety - Juvenile Justice Commission, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, December 4, 1998

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Eugene P. Harris

Corrections Officer Eugene Harris suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after having a physical confrontation with a juvenile inmate at the Brentwood Juvenile Medium Security Facility.

The juvenile was removed from the cell as a result of the incident, and as Officer Harris collected the juvenile's belongings, he collapsed.

Officer Harris had served in law enforcement for 15 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

juvenile, prisoner custody

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Officer Harris,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New Jersey. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


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December 4, 2023

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