PHOTOS: Procession held for fallen Harris County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Ramon Gutierrez

Gutierrez was was struck by an intoxicated driver while doing traffic control, deputies said.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office escorted the remains of fallen Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez Thursday.

HOUSTON – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office escorted the remains of fallen Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez Thursday.

Gutierrez, 45, was escorted from the medical examiner’s office to Claire Brothers Funeral Home located at 5525 Pine Street at 8 a.m.

The route was as follows:

  • Old Spanish Trail to Cambridge
  • Cambridge to 610 Feeder
  • Enter 610 after Kirby
  • 610 to Evergreen
  • Exit 610 to Evergreen
  • Exit Evergreen (off 610/1 exit pass beechnut)
  • U-turn
  • Feeder to Braeburn Dr.
  • Braeburn Drive to Renwick
  • Renwick to 5525 Pine St.

A veteran of 20 years, Gutierrez served in HCSO’s Vehicular Crimes Division for the last 13 years, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Gonzalez said the deputy was a “true professional” that was “loved by many.” He leaves behind a wife, daughter, and two sons.

Gutierrez was working an extra job doing traffic control for a convoy of oversized machinery when he was struck by a female driver, who was later identified as Lavillia Spry, 40. The deputy was off his motorcycle and directing traffic when the incident happened, investigators said.

Investigators said Gutierrez was flown via Life Flight to a hospital with CPR in progress. He later died from his injuries, deputies said.

Authorities said Spry exhibited signs of intoxication at the time of her arrest. She was charged with intoxication manslaughter, failure to stop and render aid, and evading arrest.

Procession of HCSO Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez (KPRC)
Procession of HCSO Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez (KPRC)
Procession of HCSO Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez (KPRC)
Procession of HCSO Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez (KPRC)
Procession for HCSO Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez underway (KPRC)
Procession for HCSO Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez underway (KPRC)
Procession for HCSO Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez underway (KPRC)
Procession for HCSO Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez underway (KPRC)
Procession for HCSO Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez underway (KPRC)
Procession for HCSO Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez underway (KPRC)
Procession for HCSO Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez underway (KPRC)

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