PHOTOS: Fallen Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins honored during funeral service

Fallen Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins honored during funeral service (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – The community came together to pay their respects and show their support during the procession and funeral for fallen Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins Monday morning.

Deputy Atkins was shot and killed after he and two other deputies-- Juqaim Barthen and Darrell Garrett-- were ambushed by a man with a rifle while they were working an extra shift at a bar on the North Freeway. Atkins was 30. Atkins began working with Precinct 4 in January 2019. He had recently returned from paternity leave. He leaves behind a wife and children.

Here are some of the images from the procession and funeral service Monday.

Fallen Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins honored during funeral service (KPRC 2)
Fallen Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins honored during funeral service (KPRC 2)
Fallen Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins honored during funeral service (KPRC 2)
Fallen Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins honored during funeral service (KPRC 2)
Fallen Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins honored during funeral service (KPRC 2)
Fallen Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins honored during funeral service (KPRC 2)
Fallen Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins honored during funeral service (KPRC 2)
Fallen Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins honored during funeral service (KPRC 2)
Fallen Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins honored during funeral service (KPRC 2)
Fallen Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins honored during funeral service (KPRC 2)
Funeral service for Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins (KPRC 2)
Funeral service for Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins (KPRC 2)
Funeral service for Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins (KPRC 2)
Images released by Harris County Precinct 4 from citizens gathering on Main Street to remember Deputy Kareem Atkins. (Harris County Precinct 4)
Images released by Harris County Precinct 4 from citizens gathering on Main Street to remember Deputy Kareem Atkins. (Harris County Precinct 4)
Images released by Harris County Precinct 4 from citizens gathering on Main Street to remember Deputy Kareem Atkins. (Harris County Precinct 4)
Images released by Harris County Precinct 4 from citizens gathering on Main Street to remember Deputy Kareem Atkins. (Harris County Precinct 4)

About the Authors:

Amanda Cochran is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist. She specializes in Texas features, consumer and business news and local crime coverage.

Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team as a community associate producer in 2019. During her time in H-Town, she's covered everything from fancy Houston homes to tropical storms. Previously, she worked at Austin Monthly Magazine and KAGS TV, where she earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her work as a digital producer.