Calif. deputy dies of heart attack while on duty

Sgt. Harry Cohen was training with the agency’s K-9 unit at the time, said Sheriff Chad Bianco

Duty Death: Harry Cohen - [Riverside, California]

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By Suzie Ziegler 

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is mourning the loss of a sergeant who died in the line of duty Sunday night. 

Sheriff Chad Bianco said in a Facebook post that Sgt. Harry Cohen died Sunday after an apparent heart attack. Cohen was training with the agency’s K-9 team at the time, Bianco said. 

This undated photo shows Sgt. Harry Cohen with a police K-9.
This undated photo shows Sgt. Harry Cohen with a police K-9. (Photo/Sheriff Chad Bianco)

“Last night our Department lost a man of God, husband, father, best friend, and deputy. Sergeant Harry Cohen will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him,” Bianco wrote. “Harry spent many years on the team as a well respected handler, and currently supervised the team. RIP Harry, you will be missed brother!”

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