Montgomery County mourns sudden death of veteran deputy

Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 @ 1:54 PM

Montgomery County mourns sudden death of veteran deputy

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the sudden passing of Deputy Darren Harvey.

“Deputy Harvey was highly decorated and dedicated Deputy serving the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office for 19-years,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

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Harvey started his career with the sheriff’s office in 1999 as a court officer and was promoted to Deputy Sheriff in 2000.

In 2007, Harvey became a K-9 handler and served with partners Basko and Axel.

“Darren Harvey was known for his love of the outdoors, boating, and his passion for serving his community,” the sheriff’s office said.  “Deputy Harvey is irreplaceable and our office is devastated with his sudden and unexpected passing.”

Harvey also was a sheriff’s office K-9 Trainer, a Trainer for the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers and a State of Ohio Canine Evaluator.