KANE COUNTY – Brian Harris was a humble man who served his community as a Deputy Sherriff in Kane County, Utah, and served his country during the Gulf War. On Aug. 26, he was shot and killed in the line of duty. He had responded to a call for back-up. He has left a huge hole in the hearts of his family and the community as well.
He and his wife of 18 years had been planning for two years to build a new home. Their current home was built in 1918 and is in bad need of repair. Harris had actually fallen through the roof last year doing repairs.
The community Brian Harris served and was a part of has come together to complete this project that he and his family started. This community is responding as his back-up, to build a home for those left behind, his wife and two daughters.
This house was a project that Brian Harris and his family had been working on for some time, but had been unable to complete. As a community, we wanted to continue with his plans to provide a safe home for his family. He protected us way beyond the responsibility of his badge. This project is a way for us to repay his service to his community and his country.
The house Harris and his family lived in was extremely small, almost 100 years old, and had black mold in the ceiling. There was concern the house would not be safe this winter.
Anyone is welcome to come and help on this incredible project. If you are interested in donating time or materials, please call Jacob’s Construction at 435-648-3318 or Krista Kenner at 435-616-2479. Monetary donations are still needed and can be donated at any State Bank to the Brian Harris Family Account.
They are also looking for some furniture donations for the home.
This article was submitted by Alive! Utah South magazine. For more on this story, visit http://aliveutah.com/discuss.