HOUSTON – Condolences from other agencies as well as Houston and Texas leaders are pouring in after a Harris County Sheriff’s deputy was killed in a crash involving an 18-wheeler on SH-249 Wednesday afternoon.
HCSO Sheriff Ed Gonzalez identified the deputy as 27-year-old Robert Adam Howard. Howard was a Cypress Woods High School graduate.
On behalf of Police Chief @TroyFinner, the men and women of HPD mourn with you, @SheriffEd_HCSO. We extend prayers for Deputy Howard, his family and all of those in his @HCSOTexas family. https://t.co/iSC935y5b0— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) May 12, 2022
Our @HCSOTexas teammates gathered for a joyful Commendation Ceremony in the morning & ended the day with tragic news. Life is precious & unpredictable. We ask our #HarrisCounty community to pray for Deputy Howard’s family. https://t.co/NXlYtFQISd— Major Tony Huynh (@HCSO_PDSB) May 11, 2022
So very sorry for your loss, lifting him, his family and all of his HCSO in prayer 🙏🏻 🙏🏻— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) May 11, 2022
The men and women of Constable Mark Herman's Office extend their heartfelt condolences to the Harris County Sheriff's Office as they mourn the loss of Deputy Robert A. Howard.— Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4 (@Pct4Constable) May 11, 2022
He was only 27, and leaves behind a wife and two-year-old daughter.
May God grant him eternal peace. pic.twitter.com/mdb4yyQEsl
According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Howard joined HCSO three years ago in August 2019 after lateraling from the Harris County Precinct 5 Constables. He was an investigator in the Violent Gang Suppression Unit. Howard is survived by his wife, a 5-year-old son, and a 2-year-old daughter.
“Please keep him and his family in your prayers,” Gonzalez said in a tweet.
Sending condolences to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Sheriff Robert Howard, age 27, lost his life while on duty May 11, 2022. His patrol car struck the back of a tractor-trailer parked on the shoulder of the road. Deputy Howard is survived by his wife and 2 children. pic.twitter.com/ysoQ06Y5Yo— Midland Police Department (@MidlandTxPD) May 12, 2022
Please join me in praying for Harris County’s Deputy Robert Howard, his family, and the entire @HCSOTexas Deputy Howard has been with HCSO since 2019 and previously served in the department’s gang unit.He is now resting in peace with our Creator. Rest in peace, Robert Howard. pic.twitter.com/NXqi2cwWYr— George P. Bush (@georgepbush) May 12, 2022
We offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Robert Howard of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. He lost his life after a collision on Wednesday. Our hearts are with our brothers and sisters in public service during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/rSeDbYuImU— MCHD_TX (@MCHD_TX) May 12, 2022
Please join all of us at FPD in sending thoughts and prayers to @SheriffEd_HCSO and all of our Brothers and Sisters with @HCSOSheriff. Earlier today, HCSO Deputy Robert Howard died in a crash. We will never forget his sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/1zBAliGvle— Frisco Police (@FriscoPD) May 12, 2022
Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for our safety, and I’m devastated to hear of the tragic loss of Harris County Deputy Robert Howard. My prayers are with his family and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. https://t.co/4ksMIW5k9T— Michael McCaul (@RepMcCaul) May 11, 2022