Riverside County is a large, diversified, and growing county located in Southern California's Inland Empire. It stretches from the Orange County line in the west all the way to the Colorado river and the Arizona border in the east. It is bordered by San Diego and Imperial Counties in the South and San Bernardino County to the North and encompasses over 8,000 square miles. The terrain stretches from the snow and pine forests of Idyllwild and Mt. San Jacinto to the world class desert resorts of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.
The job of protecting and helping all the residents, tourists, and visitors to Riverside County falls principally upon the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is the third largest Sheriff’s Department in California. The Department is responsible for maintaining the County's jail facilities, serving its court system, and protecting the public through operations out of ten patrol stations.
Brett loved serving his community; apart from his work, he also was involved in programs like Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Explorers Program, which taught kids who had an interest in law enforcement. He also would volunteer his time to read to his sisters' 2nd-grade class and come into her school to talk with kids. He did this right up until his on-duty traffic collision that took his life. Brett was a hero to so many during his short time here, but he will live on in many others and continues to save lives through his organ donation.
Deputy Harris' loved ones, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, and the Riverside County Sheriffs’ Association, thank you for your support, prayers and donations for the Harris family.Read More and Donate