HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — The community is yet again mourning the loss of another Houston-area law enforcement officer.
Harris County Sheriff Office Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez died Monday after being struck by a vehicle during a hit-and-run crash. Gutierrez was conducting an off-duty motorcycle escort along the Beltway 8 service road near Tidwell when he was hit by a female driver, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
The driver did not stop after the crash but was later arrested.
Condolences have been pouring in since the news of Gutierrez's passing, from local law enforcement agencies to local leaders.
Guiterrez has been in law enforcement for nearly 20 years and has served with HCSO for about 13.
Sheriff Gonzalez was one of the first people to send his condolences to Guiterrez's family, which include his wife and three children.
During a midday press conference, Sheriff Gonzalez said, "We lost a very good man. Everyone just loved him. Thought the world of him. Had a great sense of humor, family man. Everybody says that."
HCSO Assistant Chief Mike Lee shared a picture of Sheriff Gonzalez and Guiterrez and asked the community to keep his family and friends in their thoughts and prayers.