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Funeral announced for Tulsa County Sheriff Sgt. John Harris

Sgt. John Harris
Posted at 8:31 PM, Aug 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-26 20:34:59-04

TULSA, Okla. — According to the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, Sgt. John Harris died after battling COVID 19.

Sgt. Harris had been hospitalized since late July, they said he contracted the virus on the job. TCSO said their agency and the citizens of Tulsa County honor Sgt. Harris for his sacrifice.

Harris joined the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office in 2009. At the time of his death, he was the Sergeant over our Officer Assistance Program, which he helped to establish. Harris served as TCSO’s Fair Commander, as well as the Assistant Team Leader of our Special Response Team. In 2019 he earned TCSO’s “Life Saving Award” for saving the life of a baby girl that had fallen from a moving vehicle.

Harris leaves behind a wife and four children.

A funeral is planned for Aug. 27 at Victory Christian Church.

Following the funeral, a procession of law enforcement members from across the state will escort Harris's body from the Church to Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow.

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