Honor Guard - Harris County Sheriff's Office

Honor Guard - Harris County Sheriff's Office The Honor Guard was established in 1977 and continues to uphold the proud tradition of service with the Harris County Sheriff's Office. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard was formed in December 1977, primarily for the purpose of providing appropriate honors for the funeral services of Harris County Sheriff’s deputies slain while in the performance of duty.

Since the first assignment, the mission of the Honor Guard has been expanded. It now includes an es**rt of honor representing the Sheriff’s Office at funeral services for sworn peace officers from other agencies. The Honor Guard provides Sheriff’s Office representation at funerals for retired and active duty personnel who decease by natural causes, and makes appearances at parades and other public functions as requested. The ancient customs and traditions of honors rendered at the final parting of a fellow peace officer are the very least we, who remain, can do to perpetuate the dignity that pervades the brave and professional men and women who have dedicated themselves to a life of service, or who have made the supreme sacrifice for their fellow citizens.

Operating as usual

05/15/2021

Today is Peace Officers Memorial Day, and we remember and honor those 51 courageous men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice while in the line of duty. Gone but never forgotten.

Funeral Services were held today for Retired Sgt. Lary Porter. He was the Harris County Sheriff's Office Chaplain. Sgt. ...
05/11/2021

Funeral Services were held today for Retired Sgt. Lary Porter.

He was the Harris County Sheriff's Office Chaplain. Sgt. Porter was a longtime member of Beat the Heat. His best time in his 427 big block powered MOnza in 10.38 seconds at 124 mph. (From back of the blister - 2012)

05/07/2021
Photos from Harris County Sheriff's Office's post
05/01/2021

Photos from Harris County Sheriff's Office's post

04/21/2021

Excited to announce our Honor Guard is quickly growing. We are adding to our Choir and band (bagpipes and percussion)Here is one of our newest drummers. Detention Officer T. Davis II
@HCSOJail #thinblueline #drummer #lesm

Virtual Memorial Service: Join us Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m. to honor and remember our fallen heroes. Watch live here on...
04/21/2021

Virtual Memorial Service: Join us Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m. to honor and remember our fallen heroes. Watch live here on our page.

To learn more about our fallen heroes please visit, bit.ly/3dhq8kO.

#lesm #sheriff #texas #hounews #ThinBlueLine

Virtual Memorial Service: Join us Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m. to honor and remember our fallen heroes. Watch live here on our page.

To learn more about our fallen heroes please visit, bit.ly/3dhq8kO.

#lesm #sheriff #texas #hounews #ThinBlueLine

A huge THANK YOU to our unsung heroes! We appreciate all you do and thank you for your service! God bless! 🖤💙💛💙🖤
04/12/2021

A huge THANK YOU to our unsung heroes! We appreciate all you do and thank you for your service! God bless! 🖤💙💛💙🖤

A huge THANK YOU to our unsung heroes! We appreciate all you do and thank you for your service! God bless! 🖤💙💛💙🖤

04/09/2021

Virtual Memorial Service: Join us Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m. to honor and remember our fallen heroes. Watch live here on our page.

To learn more about our fallen heroes please visit, https://bit.ly/3dhq8kO.

Loved ones are gathering today to honor @TxDPS Trooper Chad Walker who died recently after a shooting.  Members of the @...
04/07/2021

Loved ones are gathering today to honor @TxDPS Trooper Chad Walker who died recently after a shooting. Members of the @HCSOTexas arrived safely and will be in attendance to honor the life of Chad. His sacrifice will never be forgotten.
#lesm #Texas #sheriff #family

04/01/2021

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that DPS announces the passing of Trooper Chad Walker. Trooper Walker is a hero who bravely served his community. He died following injuries sustained while on patrol.

A beloved father and husband, Trooper Walker was one of DPS’ finest. His dedication to duty and his selfless sacrifice, in both life and his death, will never be forgotten.

03/30/2021
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03/27/2021

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A Texas DPS trooper was shot near Mexia last night. Please join me in lifting him up in prayer, along with all our men and women in blue. The suspect remains at large and is considered armed & dangerous.

Photos from Harris County Sheriff's Office's post
03/25/2021

Photos from Harris County Sheriff's Office's post

03/11/2021

On March 10, 2004, Cadet Thomas Flores Douglas was training at the HCSO Academy when he collapsed. Despite medical assistance, he died later in a hospital.

Gone but never forgotten.

To learn more about our fallen heroes please visit, https://bit.ly/2P0nKo8.

02/24/2021
02/06/2021

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of a Detention Officer from complications of COVID-19. Our hearts, prayers, and condolences go out to his grieving family, loved ones, and colleagues.

The Detention Officer, a man in his mid-50s, was a military veteran who served in the Harris County Jail for 5 years. The release of his name is pending notification of his family. He died on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

He is the third Sheriff’s Office correctional staff member -- and the fourth employee agency-wide -- to die after contracting COVID-19.

“Our teammate will be missed by all of us who had the honor of working with and knowing him,” said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. “We’re grateful for his selfless commitment to be on the front lines of ensuring the safety and well-being of everyone in the county jail – including his fellow detention officers, medical personnel, jail support staff, and those entrusted in our custody.”

Funeral arrangements are pending. Release: http://bit.ly/3txK5vK.

01/09/2021

Each day, brave men and women suit up to go out and protect their communities. We are forever grateful for their endless service and sacrifice. Thank you!

01/02/2021

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is saddened to report the passing of Sgt. Bruce Watson. The 20-year department veteran was fatally struck on his way home by a vehicle in Pearland near FM 2234 and Kingsley Drive. He had just finished an off-duty job leading a funeral procession. He succumbed to his injuries at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

"Our entire Sheriff's Office family is grieving the sudden loss of our long-time brother,” said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. "Sgt. Watson served his community with honor and distinction, and we ask for everyone to lift his family in prayer during this difficult time.”

Sgt. Watson, 51, was assigned to the Patrol Support Services Bureau, working the night shift at the Emergency Dispatch Center. He joined the Sheriff’s Office in March 2000 and previously served as a Detention Sergeant in the Harris County Jail, a patrol field training officer, and an instructor at the training academy.

Sgt. Watson was a proud U.S. Army veteran.

Sgt. Watson is survived by his wife, a Houston Police Department Officer, and his three adult children, two daughters, and a son.

Funeral arrangements for Sgt. Watson are pending.

Merry Christmas to all! Have a happy and safe holiday! 🎄🎁💙
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas to all! Have a happy and safe holiday! 🎄🎁💙

Merry Christmas to all! Have a happy and safe holiday! 🎄🎁💙

12/07/2020
Today, we HONORED the life of @houstonpolice Sgt. Sean Rios. Sgt. Sean Rios, who died in the line of duty on Nov. 9, 202...
11/18/2020

Today, we HONORED the life of @houstonpolice Sgt. Sean Rios. Sgt. Sean Rios, who died in the line of duty on Nov. 9, 2020, served proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps and had over 25 years with The Houston Police Dept. Rest easy HERO we will take it from here. #hounews #ThinBlueLine

11/12/2020

Last Guard for Deputy Tunches. 💙

11/12/2020
Today we remember and honor Deputy Johnny R. Tunches.
11/12/2020

Today we remember and honor Deputy Johnny R. Tunches.

11/09/2020
Harris County Sheriff's Office
11/03/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Deputy Johnny Tunches, 56, who died on Tuesday after a courageous battle against COVID-19.

He is the third Sheriff's Office deputy to die after contracting COVID-19. Sergeant Raymond Scholwinski died on May 6 and Deputy Juan Menchaca died on June 13.

Deputy Tunches, 56, had been hospitalized for almost a month after contracting COVID-19. He was a 29-year veteran of HCSO and his most recent assignment was as a Contract Deputy in District 2. He began his service with the Harris County Sheriff's Office in 1991 and worked at the Inmate Processing Center (IPC).

“Our Sheriff’s Office family mourns the death of Deputy Johnny Tunches,” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. “Deputy Tunches served the people of Harris County with distinction. We were proud to call him our partner, and our friend. He will be missed terribly, and our condolences go out to his family and all those whose lives he touched.”

Deputy Tunches is survived by his wife and his three daughters.

Funeral arrangements for Deputy Tunches are pending.

Honoring The Life and Legacy of Sergeant Harold Lloyd Preston. Sunrise June 28, 1955 Sunset October 20, 2020
10/29/2020

Honoring The Life and Legacy of Sergeant Harold Lloyd Preston. Sunrise June 28, 1955
Sunset October 20, 2020

Please keep our brothers and sisters in your prayers. #hounews #pray4police #ThinBlueLine #OfficerDown
10/20/2020

Please keep our brothers and sisters in your prayers. #hounews #pray4police #ThinBlueLine #OfficerDown

A year today, Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal was fatally shot while conducting a traffic stop. Beloved for his selflessness and...
09/27/2020

A year today, Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal was fatally shot while conducting a traffic stop. Beloved for his selflessness and a trailblazer in the Shik community; the WORLD came together to honor a true hero.

Gone but never forgotten. #hounews #ThinBlueLine

Ed Gonzalez
09/19/2020

Ed Gonzalez

Today is National Law Enforecement Appreciation Day.

I’m thankful for all the brave men and women who serve and protect our communities each and every day. We love and support you. 💙

Grateful for my Harris County County Sheriff’s Office teammates. Thank a Police Officer.

NATIONAL POLICE WOMEN’s day was created to recognize female police officers and to promote the role of women in law enfo...
09/12/2020

NATIONAL POLICE WOMEN’s day was created to recognize female police officers and to promote the role of women in law enforcement. A huge THANK YOU to the ladies of the Honor Guard!!!

Harris County Sheriff's Office
08/28/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office

On August 28, 2015, Deputy Darren H. Goforth stopped at a gas station to refuel his patrol car. A suspect walked up behind him and ambushed him, firing multiple shots at point blank range. Deputy Goforth's death was met with overwhelming community support for the men and women of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. We will never forget Deputy Goforth and the ultimate sacrifice he made.

Deputy Goforth was the 42nd deputy to die in the line of duty.

To learn more about our fallen heroes please visit, https://bit.ly/3dhq8kO.

Even though he wasn’t working, the loss is still deep. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bexar County.
08/14/2020

Even though he wasn’t working, the loss is still deep. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bexar County.

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of Deputy Noah Calderon, 20.

Deputy Calderon, who started his career with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in July of 2018, was the first deputy to join at the age of 18 years old, as the BCSO’s first ever ‘Blue Shirt’ deputy. Deputy Calderon was assigned to the Detention Bureau and was planning on attending the Basic Peace Officer’s Academy to work on obtaining his Texas Peace Officer’s License.

Deputy Calderon, who was off-duty at the time of the accident, was travelling to Corpus Christi, TX with his fiancée and his younger brother. Deputy Calderon and his fiancée succumbed to injuries as a result of the accident, while his younger brother was airlifted back to San Antonio by AirLIFE, where he remains in critical condition. The Calderon family are in need of your prayers at this time.

Deputy Noah Calderon leaves behind his father, East Patrol Sergeant Edward Calderon, his mother Kristie, his sister Celina, sister in law Iris, and his brothers Luke, Ryan, and Joshua. As an agency we are mourning the loss of this bright and young deputy who had a very promising career ahead of him, he will be greatly missed.

Please say a prayer for our blue sister. 💙🙏
08/10/2020

Please say a prayer for our blue sister. 💙🙏

BPD Identifies Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty- August 9, 2020

It’s a sad day for The Beaumont Police Department and the community that our Officers proudly serve.
At 2:30 this morning, two Beaumont Police Officers were traveling Northbound on Cardinal Drive, near the Hwy 347 overpass, when they were struck head-on by a wrong way driver.
One Officer was transported to the hospital with severe injuries but is stable. He underwent surgery early this morning and has since been released. He has a long road to recovery ahead of him but we will be with him every step of the way.
Unfortunately, his partner did not survive her injuries.
Officer Sheena Yarbrough-Powell, was a 23 year old Lumberton Native. She was hired by the Beaumont Police Department as a Police Cadet on August 13, 2018. On December 20, 2018 she was sworn in as a Beaumont Police Officer. Sheena was assigned to 4th Watch Patrol. She had been married for just 10 months.
There’s no doubt that it’s an extremely difficult time to be a Police Officer but it’s also an extremely important time. Our Officers and Dispatchers have done a remarkable job during this difficult time but today, we are hurting.
The next few days, weeks, months and years will be difficult for Sheena’s family, both blood and blue but we will get through this together with the help of our community.
I would like to say thank you to the State Troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety for responding and leading the investigation of the crash. I would also like the thank the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Lamar P.D. for stepping in and answering our calls for service while most of our Officers were on the scene of the crash.
Also, I want to ask our community to not only keep Sheena’s family and the police department in your prayers but Beaumont EMS and Fire Department. Police, Fire and EMS go hand-in-hand. We are all first responders and our paths cross multiple times throughout our respective shifts. So this loss is hard for them too.
We have already started to feel the outpouring of support from the community and it means more than you know. There will be more information released as we plan the services to honor Sheena’s life.- Chief James Singletary

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please read the story of my great great grandfather Carl Court. He was the first deputy sheriff to be killed in the line of duty in Harris County.
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Can someone tell Sgt. Garza that I am trying to contact him and his phone is going straight to voice mail. I am take him something he need today.