In August of 2010 Deputy Brian Harris was shot and killed while tracking a burglary suspect in the desert near Fredonia, Arizona.
Deputy Harris and other Kane County Deputies were assisitng the Fredonia Marshal's Office in locating an armed burglary suspect. The armed suspect fled in a desert area East of Fredonia. As Deputy Harris and another officer tracked the man's movements, he was ambushed and fatally struck by rifle fire. The suspect had hidden under a tree and fired the fatal shot from approximately 40 to 50 feet away.
A large manhunt was initiated in which law enforcement officers responded from Utah Arizona and Nevada. The suspect, who was familiar with the desert area, was believed to have stored supplies in various locations. The suspect was arrested four days later after attempting to break into a home to steal supplies. The homeowner called 911 and responding officers took the suspect into custody without incident.
On September 22, 2012, the suspect pleaded guilty to murder, burglary, theft, and aggravated assault. He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison with the eligibility of parole after 25 years.
Deputy Harris was a Gulf War veteran of the U.S. Army and had served with the Kane County Sheriff's Office for 19 years. Deputy Harris was a town council member and a volunteer firefighter. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
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