Press Release


Deputy Graduates Taking Top Honor

Kittitas County, WA - 01/08/2018 - On Friday January 5th, Kittitas County Sheriff's Deputy Tyler Harris graduated from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center's Basic Law Enforcement Academy.

Along with receiving his Peace Officer Certification, Harris  received the "Patrol Partner Award". The class was asked by TAC Officers Sabrina Kessler and Will Davis to vote on the member of their class they would most like to have as back-up on any given patrol call, from the most mundane to the most critical. Class 758 selected Deputy Tyler Harris due to his leadership, positive attitude and communication skills. Deputy Harris is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the curriculum. He is always compassionate, reliable, and patient with his fellow officers.

Harris is from Kittitas County, has served as a Reserve deputy and is the son of Bruce and Joann Harris.

(picture of Deputy Harris being pinned by his wife) (picture of Harris with TAC officers Kessler and Davis along with Sheriff Dana)
(Harris pictured in center of group)

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Contact: Sheriff Gene Dana 509-962-7615