In Memory of Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Bruce Harlan


Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington released the following statement on the passing of Mississippi County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Bruce Harlan, who passed away at around 11 a.m. Thursday, October 27, 2011:

“It is with sad heart I express my deepest sympathies to the family of Bruce Harlan. He dedicated his life to serving the people of Blytheville and Mississippi County as their Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. Bruce was an example for all through his love of Christ and his family. His wisdom and example has had a tremendous influence on so many. The state of Arkansas has lost a true friend and champion. My thoughts and prayers go to his wife Jeanne and their children during this difficult time.”

– Scott Ellington, District Prosecuting Attorney

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” – 2 Timothy 4:7


Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Bruce Harlan


By |2013-06-01T13:10:34+00:00October 27th, 2011|News|3 Comments


  1. Courtney Mace family October 28, 2011 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Bruce, You were an extraordinary man: father, husband, attorney, and friend. You helped me when I didn't know which end was up, but you were always patient and kind, and I will always remember that. God bless your wife, children, and other family members. May God keep his loving arms around you!

  2. Judy Reid October 28, 2011 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Godspeed, Bruce! It has truly been an honor to know you and call you my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with the Harlan family.

  3. Ouida Hardin October 28, 2011 at 10:33 am - Reply

    What a beautiful statement of one who touched the lives of countless people during his lifetime! The verse from Timothy is the perfect testament to Bruce for having "fought the good fight". He was a gentleman and accessible to people from every station in life. He was respected by judges and lawyers and he never forgot that law and life was about achieving good for all people. Bruce will be remembered as a friend whose very demeanor spoke volumes. His family courageously faced the fact that he could never have the quality of life he once enjoyed. I pray this realization will give them peace.

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