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Trooper Scott Harris

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Trooper Harris
Trooper William Scott Harris

On Wednesday, August 21st, 2002, at approximately 6:00 a.m., Trooper William Scott Harris passed away in his sleep at his residence in the Allentown Community of Santa Rosa County. Scott's wife, Kim attempted to wake him and found him to be unresponsive. Members of the Allentown Volunteer Fire Department and Rural Metro Ambulance Service arrived on the scene to perform CPR until the Baptist Life Flight crew took over and flew Scott to Santa Rosa Medical Center in Milton, Florida. All available resources were used in an attempt to revive him. However, all efforts were unsuccessful.

Scott began his career with the Florida Highway Patrol in July 1989, with his first assignment in New Port Richey, where he was stationed for five years. In 1995 Scott transferred back to the Pensacola area with his family. Scott leaves behind a wife, and two young sons. Scott was just 37 years old at the time of his death. The cause of death was determined to be severe coronary disease. “Trooper Scott Harris was a good and honest man who was dedicated to his family, friends, and his job,” according to Lt. Tommy Moore, Public Affairs Officer for Troop A in Pensacola. “He will be greatly missed.”

The funeral was held at Faith Chapel Funeral Home in Cantonment, Florida on Saturday, August 24th.

FHP troopers and other law enforcement officers render salute in respect as Mrs. Harris arrives with sons.
FHP troopers and other law enforcement officers render salute in respect as Mrs. Scott Harris arrives with sons.

Trooper Harris escorted to hearse as Troopers and other law enforcement officers pay respect with salute.
Trooper Scott Harris escorted to hearse as Troopers and other law enforcement officers pay respect with salute.

Colonel Knight offers condolences from citizens of Florida as he presents the family with the american flag.
Colonel Chris Knight offers condolences from citizens of Florida
as he presents the family with the american flag.

 

 
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