Retired Deputy Jerry Harris’ daughter recently contacted the King County’s Sheriff’s Office about her father, who had worked for KCSO from 1969 until his retirement in 1987.
“He was very fond of his time with the department and proudly displayed his uniform on his wall,” said Chief Jeff Flohr. “His daughter requested a surprise visit for his 79th birthday, and we were happy to oblige.”
Newcastle Police Chief Jason Houck and KCSO Community Engagement Specialist Manny Apostol visited Deputy Harris at his assisted living facility. He shared memories as an MPO and a homicide detective at Precinct 2, and showed off his retirement badge.
As an Air Force veteran, Harris was presented with an American flag from Deputy Houck. Specialist Apostol contacted the photo lab, which managed to track down Harris’ department photo from 1976. An 8×10 image was made, framed, and presented to him as a gift from the department.
“We were happy to make Deputy Harris’ 79th birthday a memorable one,” Chief Flohr said. “We look forward to next year when he turns 80!”