SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – The Spartanburg Police Department today remembered the life and service of Officer Jason Harris. The department held a memorial ceremony at City Hall.
On April 11, 2017, Harris was responding to a report of a burglary when his police motorcycle crashed into another vehicle on Union Street.
Harris died from his injuries two days later at Spartanburg Regional Hospital, leaving behind a wife and children.
“His loved ones gave the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of this community and this department,” Chief Alonzo Thompson said. “It encourages those of us that are still in the profession to go out and do this very difficult job to the very best of our ability, realizing there’s inherent dangers involved but our community’s worth it.”
The department remembers Harris as both selfless and hardworking and officers say his legacy lives on.