Eric Harris - Pasco County Florida Sheriff's Office Deputy
|Agency||Pasco County Florida Sheriff's Office|
|Dates of Service||January 2019 - August 31, 2022|
|Last Known Status||Terminated|
2021 Incorrect Citation
Harris issued a speeding ticket, but recorded the wrong driver's license number. When the ticket went unpaid, the incorrect woman's license was suspended.
The department performed a "supervisory investigation".
2022 Animal Cruelty
On August 21, 2022, Harris and his girlfriend got into an argument about their cats. The next day, the girlfriend found one cat had been injured. The cat died of injuries received from blunt force trauma.
The veterinarian contacted police. Harris was interviewed, and denied any wrongdoing.
On August 31, 2022, Harris was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty. The arresting agency did not release Harris' mugshot due to a state law that prevents disclosing information that could identify law enforcement officers.
After the arrest, Harris was fired from the department.
- Amy Gehrt, Tampa police arrest Pasco deputy in fatal animal abuse case, department says, Tampa Bay Times, 2022-09-02
- Pasco deputy arrested for stomping ex-girlfriend's cat to death, Tampa police say, FOX 13, 2022-08-31