HOUSTON – The body of a slain Houston police sergeant was escorted Friday to a funeral home.
Sgt. Harold Preston was shot and killed Tuesday after responding to a domestic disturbance.
Elmer Manzano is accused of firing the fatal shots. He is also accused of wounding his own 14-year-old son and Houston police Officer Courtney Weller during the shooting.
Friday’s police escort marked the next step in the fallen hero’s journey to his final resting in East Texas in Athens, where HPD Sgt. Harold Preston was raised.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said a memorial service honoring Sgt. Preston’s life will be held Thursday, Oct. 29 at Grace Church.
On Saturday, Oct. 31, the department will motorcade with the family through the city of Houston so Houstonians can say a final goodbye to their fallen hero.
Manzano is being held in jail on both state and federal charges.
You can watch a replay of the procession in the video player below.