Funeral held for HCSO Deputy Johnny Tunches Thursday

Tunches died after a battle with COVID-19

HOUSTON – Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Johnny Tunches was laid to rest Thursday at Humble First Assembly of God.

Public services were streamed live at 10 a.m. You can watch the funeral service on Facebook here.

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 him working as a contract deputy in District 2, the department said. He began his service with HCSO in 1991 and worked at the Inmate Processing Center (IPC).

Tunches is survived by his wife and his three daughters.

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

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