A Call To Service
"Here I am. Send me!"
MEET TIM HARRIS & HIS FAMILY
Tim and his supportive wife Katie are parents of 4 children, Tyler (who tragically passed away in 2013), Caleb, Layne and Elizabeth. Tim resided in the Farmington area for approximately 21 years and currently resides with his family in the Bonne Terre area. Tim and his family are members of his wife’s childhood church, Pleasant Hill Christian Church, in Potosi.
WHERE TIM COMES FROM
Tim spent his childhood growing up in the state of Louisiana. In 1998 Tim moved to Farmington, Missouri and began pursuing his childhood dream of a career in Law Enforcement. In 2000 Tim graduated from the Mineral Area College Law Enforcement Academy and was immediately hired as a Deputy in the St. Francois County Jail. In 2002, Tim was promoted to the Patrol division. In 2006, Tim was promoted to K-9 handler, and was privileged to work alongside his K-9 partner, Bruno. During their 7 years as partners, Tim and Bruno were successful in numerous criminal apprehensions, warrant arrests, and both large and small scale drug busts. In 2014 Bruno passed away after suffering from hip dysplasia and other illnesses. Shortly after the loss of his long time K-9 partner, Tim was promoted to the position of Narcotics Detective. Tim soon began a partnership with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in St Louis, Missouri as a task force officer where he remains to this date. In 2016, Tim was promoted to the rank of Detective Corporal and, in 2018, Tim was again promoted to the rank of Detective Sergeant for the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department.
During his time with the DEA, Tim has taken place in numerous large scale narcotics investigations which culminated in seizures of bulk amounts of crystal methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and US Currency. While assigned to the DEA as a detective for the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department, Tim has always made it his goal to target drug trafficking within St. Francois County.
Tim has been devoted to the citizens of St. Francois County throughout his 20 year career. While serving this county’s citizens, Tim has investigated and assisted in numerous investigations including homicides, burglaries, thefts, assaults, sexual assaults, narcotics related offenses and much more. While remaining a full time employee of the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department, Tim has held part time jobs as a patrolman for the City of Desloge Police Department, Lake Timberline Police and Goose Creek Lake Police.
A FEW OF HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Tim is the recipient of numerous awards including Deputy of the Year for St. Francois County, DEA Task Force Officer of the Year, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) award and recognition from the Goose Creek Fire Department. Tim and Bruno were also recognized by the St. Francois County Commissioners for their service and dedication to the citizens of St. Francois County.