Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Brian Bruce Harris

Kane County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Thursday, August 26, 2010

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Brian Bruce Harris

9 years.
I will never forget it.
Much love to his wife and two daughters.

Nancy Hart
Widow of Coconino County Deputy James Michael Young, 1983...Fredonia

August 26, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Harris.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 16, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 2, 2018

Hello - I wanted to let you know that I cycled 52 miles in the Heroes Ride in Conroe, Texas in memory and honor of your husband and father. During the ride I wore a blue bracelet bearing his name and EOW. This was the first time I participated in this kind of bike ride. It was very humbling to say the least. I hope that time has blessed you with healing and replaced the pain with only wonderful memories. All of our police officers and military are true heroes to stand in to protect our safety and our freedom. God bless you.

Mona Lincon

October 16, 2017

Remembering you at this time of year.
Thinking about your family...your wife and two daughters. I hope their loss doesn't hurt so often.
You will never be forgotten.

Nancy Hart, Widow 5/83

December 23, 2016

Remembering you at this time of year.
Thinking about your family...your wife and two daughters. I hope their loss doesn't hurt so often.
You will never be forgotten.

Nancy Hart, Widow 5/83

December 22, 2016

You will not be forgotten. RIP, brother.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

March 2, 2016

Your sacrifice is not forgotten, may you R.I.P.

Ron Skeeters
Surviving Son Trooper Bernie Skeeters
Illinois State Police
EOW 5-20-1982

August 26, 2015


"I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above."


Doug Gist. Captain (ret) Washoe S.O.
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, Virginia City, NV.

March 14, 2014

I grieve the loss of your husband with you....
Hugs and love,

w/83 James Michael Young, Coconino County Deputy

January 26, 2014

Rest in peace officer. My condolences to the family.

Sgt Laura Stremel
retired NYPD

November 21, 2012

Was thinking about you this morning Brian. Your friends still miss you...

Greg Kouns, Field Operations Sup.

February 18, 2012

To Deputy Brain Bruce Harris, his family and his fellow officers with the Kane County Sheriff's Office:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Deputy Harris’ tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy Hariss and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

August 26, 2011

"He flew up to Heaven on the wings of angels
By the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees
And he walks with Jesus and his loved ones waiting
And I know he's smiling saying
Don't worry 'bout me"
Alan Jackson

Corrections Officer
Kane County Sheriff's Office

August 12, 2011

I never had the honor of meeting Deputy Harris, but I will never forget his name.

I was shot in the line of duty the same day Harris was. I woke up in the hospital the day after, surrounded by family and friends. As we watched the news, I remember seeing the story of my incident, and how angry it would make me to know I had been permanently affected by it. Then the story of Deputy Harris came on.

I couldn't help but feel guilty about being angry just seconds before. I will have to deal with my injuries for the rest of my life, but I have the rest of my life to do it. I have the rest of my life to love family and friends, thrive, experience, and love life, because somebody saw fit I survive.

Somebody also saw fit to call upon Deputy Harris to make the final full measure of devotion, and he did so with honor. I'm deeply sorry for your loss, and I hope you find peace in knowing he served over 19 years as an officer and soldier, two of the last noble professions in this world.

My shooting serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of this job, and the risks we knowingly take. The sacrifice of Deputy Harris reminds me every day to make sure I let my family know I love them. To make sure I look outside at a new day, and smile at the world. It makes me appreciate the things that I have, and the people I know and hold dear.

While this lesson comes to me at the cost of great tragedy and loss to others, it is one I will never forget, and not a day will go by for the rest of my life that I don't think about it and Deputy Harris.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice

South Jordan PD, Utah

South Jordan PD

May 30, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Kane,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community, but also for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army during the Gulf War. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



April 17, 2011

To ALL the loving law enforcement officers....Thank You from the bottom of my heart. My husband died doing what he loved. My thoughts and prayers are with ALL of YOU!

Wife of Deputy Harris
Kane County

November 13, 2010

Thank you for your service.

Rest easy Brother


November 7, 2010

Thank you for your service. May God Bless you and your family. May he grant you eternal peace. May he also grant your family, friends, and co-workers the strength they will need during the rough times ahead.

PO James McPartland Jr
MOunt Vernon PD NY

September 20, 2010

To the family and friends of Deputy Brian Harris and his fellow officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Brian was tragically killed.

To Brian's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. The murder of every fallen officer is horrific, but to have the officer gunned down in front of his loved ones is almost beyond comprehension.
You are all in my heart's embrace

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Brian gave to his community and the citizens of Utah, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 26, 2010.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 16, 2010

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Department, Columbia, SC

September 9, 2010



September 8, 2010

Beyond sad. My heart goes out to your families, both at
work and at home. God bless you for your 19 years of
faithful service.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


September 7, 2010



September 6, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Harris as well as the brotherhood at Kane County Sheriff's Office. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

September 3, 2010

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