Officials verified that a Riverside County sheriff’s officer died in a collision with another vehicle in San Jacinto.
While responding to a demand for assistance early Friday morning, Deputy Brett Harris, assigned to the department’s Hemet station, was involved in an accident.
According to investigators, the incident with a light post smashed the back end of the deputy’s patrol car, while the front end of the civilian vehicle was also mangled. Another deputy was injured while attempting to assist Harris, but he is fine.
Sheriff Bianco confirmed Harris’ deαth in a statement issued on Sunday. The 26-year-old had severe injuries in the collision, including a “catastrophic brain injury,” according to Bianco.
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“It was Deputy Harris’s final act of Service Above Self to donate his organs so others could live.” According to the sheriff’s statement, The Harris family works with the hospital to fulfill his wishes.
You can also take a look at the tweet provided by Blue Lives Matter below:-
LODD: Riverside County California sheriff’s deputy killed following crash; organs to be donated https://t.co/Q8OMxNG6Kl
— Blue Lives Matter 💎 (@RetiredNYCPD) May 14, 2023
Harris leaves behind his wife, parents, twin sister, and brother. Funeral arrangements have not been made public.
The cause of the crash remained unknown at the time.
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