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 escort 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.

Mission: To remember and honor our fallen heroes. http://www.harriscountyso.org/HCSO_Memorial/CoverPageSlider.aspx

Operating as usual

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

07/20/2020
Harris County Sheriff's Office

Harris County Sheriff's Office

The remains of fallen Cadet Cornelius Anderson have arrived at Humble First Assembly of God. Public services will be streamed live here at 10 a.m.

Please take a moment to say a prayer.
07/12/2020

Please take a moment to say a prayer.

Harris County Sheriff's Office
07/07/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office

A year ago today, Deputy Omar Moreno Diaz was on duty, assisting at a scene of an assault and fell ill. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Deputy Diaz joined our agency in 2009 as a detention officer. After numerous years of service in the jail, he decided to become a deputy and completed his goal on August 30, 2018. He would be assigned to patrol in the northwest area of Harris County.

He loved helping people and was committed to serving the community. Deputy Diaz is survived by his wife and daughter.

Deputy Diaz is the 44th Harris County Sheriff’s Office to die in the line of duty.

Gone but never forgotten.

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

Harris County Sheriff's Office
06/19/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office

Today we celebrated the life of fallen Deputy Juan Menchaca. He was an extraordinary husband, father, and friend. Our HCSO family will never forget him.

End of Watch: 6/13/20

Harris County Sheriff's Office
06/14/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office

We pay tribute to our fallen friend and colleague, Deputy Juan Menchaca, as we escort his remains from a hospital, where he courageously battled COVID-19. Funeral arrangements for Deputy Menchaca are pending.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fort Bend Precinct Four Constables Office as they lost one of their own this morni...
05/29/2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fort Bend Precinct Four Constables Office as they lost one of their own this morning. The Precinct 4 deputy constable died after being shot by friendly fire near Missouri City 💙🙏🏼 #ThinBlueLine

Harris County Sheriff's Office
05/25/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office

On May 24, 1914, just a few hours after Deputy Arthur Taylor became a deputy he was assigned to arrest a suspect who was terrorizing a neighborhood with a rifle.

The Houston Police Department also responded to the scene, but they were not aware Deputy Taylor was at the scene.

While HPD Officer Richardson and Cordona were conducting the investigation they heard gunshots and ran towards them. Deputy Taylor and HPD Detective Parsons also heard the gunshots and ran to the same area.

HPD Officer Richardson saw a man running towards them in the darkness and noticed he, Deputy Taylor, had a pistol in his hand. Richardson ordered him to stop and throw down his pistol. When he refused, Officer Richardson began shooting and struck Deputy Taylor two times, killing him instantly.

HPD Detective Parsons, who also responded when he heard the gunshots, and Officer Cordona, seeing another man approaching them with his arm raised and a pistol in his hand, began to fire their pistols at Parsons striking him four times. Detective Parsons also died at the scene.

Deputy Taylor and HPD Detective Parsons lost their lives due to a case of mistaken identity while in the performance of their duties.

Deputy Taylor was the 2nd deputy to die in the line of duty.

Gone but never forgotten.

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

05/25/2020
05/23/2020
Harris County Sheriff's Office
05/23/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office

On May 22, 2001, Deputy Joseph N. Dennis responded to a family disturbance in northern Harris County. The sister of the suspect reported him driving an unauthorized vehicle.

While Deputy Dennis was writing the report the suspect drove past the residence. The sister alerted Deputy Dennis and he immediately pursued the suspect for approximately one-mile and stopped him. While attempting to handcuff the suspect, he shot and killed Deputy Dennis.

The suspect was apprehended approximately eight hours later. The suspect was subsequently found guilty of Capital Murder of a Peace Officer and is currently on death row.

Deputy Dennis was a 10-year patrol deputy and a 14-year veteran of the Department. Deputy Dennis was the 32nd deputy to die in the line of duty.

Gone but never forgotten.

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

Harris County Sheriff's Office
05/16/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office

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

05/13/2020
Harris County Sheriff's Office

Harris County Sheriff's Office

Fallen Peace Officers of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are remembered during National Police Week. The memorial adjacent to Crime Stoppers of Houston's headquarters is maintained by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Foundation.

HCSO Community Engagement Division
05/12/2020

HCSO Community Engagement Division

Harris County Community let's show support for the men and women that do a phenomenal job making sure every community is safe.

Change your front porch light to blue in Honor of Police Week-May 10-16.

#hcso
#crimepreventionwithapurpose
#lightharriscountyblue

05/11/2020
Harris County Sheriff's Office

Harris County Sheriff's Office

Virtual Memorial Service: During the 2020 National Police Week, HCSO pays tribute to our fallen officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our residents.

They will never be forgotten and will always be in our hearts.

Join us in 30 minutes for the Harris County Virtual Memorial! 💙
05/11/2020

Join us in 30 minutes for the Harris County Virtual Memorial! 💙

Harris County Sheriff's Office
05/11/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office

Virtual Memorial Service: Join us at 1 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.

Harris County Sheriff's Office
05/11/2020

Harris County Sheriff's Office

It’s officially National Police Week! During this time we recognize and honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while in the line of duty. We also acknowledge and thank those currently protecting our communities for their service, sacrifices and dedication.

Today we are laying to rest a hero, fallen HPD Officer Jason Knox. We pray for his family, friends, @houstonpolice and t...
05/09/2020

Today we are laying to rest a hero, fallen HPD Officer Jason Knox. We pray for his family, friends, @houstonpolice and the entire law enforcement community. @HCSOTexas #ThinBlueLine #hero #hounews

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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.