Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma
End of Watch Thursday, August 19, 2021
Sergeant John Harris died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Sergeant Harris had served with the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office for 12 years and was assigned to the Officer Assistance Program. He is survived by his wife and four children.
Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.