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.
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