On-Duty Death


Our Department is saddened to announce the death of 48-year-old Sergeant Harry Cohen, most recently assigned to the Special Enforcement Bureau – Canine Unit. Sergeant Cohen passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020, after suffering a heart attack while on-duty. He began his service with our Department on September 30, 1996. As a deputy, he worked assignments at the Banning Station, Lake Elsinore Station, and Southwest Station.

In 2003, he promoted to corporal within the Southwest Station where he worked until his promotion to sergeant in 2010. Sergeant Cohen then worked assignments at the Perris Station, Moreno Valley Station, Ben Clark Training Center, Public Safety Enterprise Communication, Special Enforcement Bureau, and Canine Unit. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter. 

On behalf of the entire Department, we extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Sergeant Harry Cohen.

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