Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Recognized

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 20:27




February 20, 2018

Gary Jenkins, Chief of Police

Pullman Police Department

(509) 334-0802


Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Recognized


PULLMAN – The Maynard-Price American Legion Post 52 Commander Ted Weatherly presented the 2017 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award during the February 20, 2018 Pullman City Council meeting to Officer Ruben Harris.


Pullman Police Officer Ruben Harris was recently selected by his peers and department leaders to serve as the Whitman County Regional SWAT Team Commander.  His duties include making command level tactical decisions, leading training, SWAT Officer selection, and leading the general direction of the team. As a patrol officer, Ruben has performed admirably in several high stress situations, including rendering first aid to a shooting victim and leading a vehicle pursuit. Officer Harris aggressively investigates crimes. Most notably this past year, Ruben conducted a number of investigations leading to the arrest of residential burglary suspects.


Officer Harris maintains a high level of training and officer safety, and assists others to do the same in his role as a firearms instructor. As a veteran officer, Ruben provides positive leadership through professional and thorough police work. Officer Ruben Harris’s professionalism and leadership exemplifies excellence in law enforcement and provides outstanding service to the Pullman Police Department and our community.


Officer Harris has been a Pullman Police Officer for 19 years. He lives in Pullman with his wife and four daughters.


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