HOUSTON – The body of Houston police Sgt. Christopher Brewster was escorted Monday from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences building to a northwest Houston funeral home Monday morning.
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The fallen sergeant’s body was escorted to the Pat H. Foley & Company funeral home at 1200 West 34th Street by Houston police commanders and officers. When the casket arrived, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo walked with his hand on the casket from the moment it was removed from the car, all the way inside.
Members of Brewster’s Eastside Patrol Division stood at attention and saluted his casket as it was taken into the funeral home.
Brewster is survived by his wife, parents and sister. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said the department is supporting Brewster’s family.
A 9-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, Brewster was promoted to sergeant 9 months ago. He has worked on various HPD patrol divisions and the Gang and Major Offenders Divisions.
Police said Brewster, 32, was shot several times by 25-year-old Arturo Solis on a street in east Houston. Prosecutors said Solis, confessed to the shooting the sergeant.