These are the Houston police officers who have died in the past year
HOUSTON – The death of a Houston police sergeant Monday marks the fourth line-of-duty death for the Houston Police Department since December. Sean Rios is seen in this duty photo provided by the Houston Police Department on Nov. 9, 2020. Sean Rios died after being hit by gunfire during a shootout along the North Freeway on Nov. 9, 2020. Elmer Manzano is charged with capital murder and attempted capital murder in connection with the case. Arturo Solis has been charged with capital murder in connection with Brewster’s death.
These are the Houston officers who have died in the line of duty since 2015
HOUSTON – The men and women who serve our communities put their lives on the line every day to ensure the safety of the public. She was transported to Houston Clear Lake Hospital, where she later died. Christopher Brewster who was killed in the line of duty in east Houston on Dec. 7, 2019. 2018Waller County deputy, Loren Vasquez, 23, was killed in the line of duty while responding to a high water call late Wednesday, Oct. 31. Officer Richard Martin was killed in the line of duty on May 18, 2015.
Body of slain HPD Sgt. Christopher Brewster escorted to funeral home
HOUSTON – The body of Houston police Sgt. Christopher Brewster was escorted Monday from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences building to a northwest Houston funeral home Monday morning. Members of Brewster’s Eastside Patrol Division stood at attention and saluted his casket as it was taken into the funeral home. A 9-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, Brewster was promoted to sergeant 9 months ago. Police said Brewster, 32, was shot several times by 25-year-old Arturo Solis on a street in east Houston.
WATCH: Casket of fallen Houston officer saluted as his body arrives at Medical Examiner’s Office
HOUSTON – Comrades of Houston police Sgt. Christopher Brewster saluted as the casket carrying his body arrived at the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office late Saturday night. Acevedo said Brewster called for help and was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital, but later succumbed to his injuries. With lights flashing, more than a dozen Houston Police Department cruisers and motorcycles escorted a van that was carrying Brewster’s body to the Medical Examiner’s Office about 10:45 p.m. Saturday. They stood at attention and saluted as the flag-draped casket was brought into the building.