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Son, colleagues offer heartfelt memories of HCSO Sgt.

HCSO Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez was killed when he was struck during a hit-and-run crash.

HOUSTON — Funeral services with full honors for a veteran Harris County law enforcement officer were held Friday

Sergeant Ramon Gutierrez was remembered by colleagues and family members for his career as a mentor and a Dallas Cowboys fan.

The Harris County sheriff's deputy was killed when he was struck during a hit-and-run crash. 

His funeral was held at Woodlands Church, located at 1 Fellowship Dr in The Woodlands

The service was followed by a ceremony with full honors, including a U.S. and Texas flag presentation to the family, a riderless horse, fly-over, 21-gun salute, and Taps.

The burial followed the funeral at Klein Memorial Park on FM 2920 in Tomball

Sgt. Gutierrez died after being struck by a vehicle while working a second job escorting an oversized load along Beltway 8 in east Harris County on January 24. 

The driver did not stop but was later arrested.

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Gutierrez was honored three days after his passing with a procession and vigil.

Since June 2020, Sgt. Gutierrez served as a supervisor in the Harris County Vehicular Crimes Division. 

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Sgt. Gutierrez started with the sheriff's office in 2002 and previously served as a detention officer, patrol deputy, and accident investigator.

“Anytime we lose a law enforcement hero, it is not just the department that suffers but the entire community’s loss,” the sheriff said. 

Credit: HCSO
HCSO Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez, 45, was a 20-year veteran who had spent 13 years with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

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