The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, working on behalf of the Harmon family, has announced memorial service arrangements for Deputy Matthew Harmon.
The service will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 1:00 pm at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in the Community Conference Hall and open to the public. A procession of emergency vehicles and family will precede the service departing from the Douglas County Courthouse to the Fairgrounds via Harvard Avenue.
Deputy Harmon, age 53, passed away at home on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, following a sudden cardiac medical event while off-duty.
Deputy Harmon began serving with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on March 14, 2003 as a Reserve Deputy. In April of 2010, he accepted a full-time job offer in the Corrections Division where he worked until his passing. During his tenure as a Corrections Deputy, Harmon served as the Work Crew Supervisor from 2017-2019. Deputy Harmon had previously served as a reserve officer with the Oakland Police Department from 1996-1997.
He will receive police honors at his service. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Matt’s honor to the Friends of Umpqua Valley Police K9 Programs (PO Box 213 Roseburg, OR 97470).