Governor Abbott Statement On Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Killed In The Line Of Duty

September 27, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement after a Harris County Sheriff's deputy was shot and killed in the line of duty:

“Today, Cecilia and I join Texans in mourning the loss of the Harris County Sheriff’s deputy who was shot and killed in the line of duty,” said Governor Abbott. “It is with heavy hearts that we send our deepest sympathies to the deputy’s family, friends, and his brothers and sisters in law enforcement. This tragic loss is a grave reminder of the risks that our law enforcement officers face every single day. I thank the officers who bravely responded to apprehend the suspect, and I assure you that the state of Texas is committed to bringing this killer to justice. Cecilia and I ask all Texans to join us in praying for the family and the entire Harris County Sheriff’s Department.”