Sgt. Ramon Gutierrez, 45, stava conducendo una scorta fuori servizio in moto di un carico pesante lungo una strada di servizio circostante 8900 East Sam Houston Parkway North vicino a Tidwell Road appena prima 1 a.m., Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.
“It is with heavy hearts that we sadly announce the passing of our HCSO Sergeant,” Gonzalez twittato. “May he Rest in Peace. He will be missed.”
Gutierrez was off his motorcycle and blocking an exit ramp when a motorist drove around his bike and struck him, disse lo sceriffo. The 40-year-old female driver fled the scene but was later stopped and arrested. Gonzalez said she showed signs of intoxication.
Gutierrez was airlifted in critical condition to Memorial Hermann Hospital, dove è morto.
The accused driver has been charged with intoxication assault of a police officer and failure to stop and render aid, secondo le autorità.
Gutierrez was a 20-year law enforcement veteran, serving for the last 13 years in the Vehicular Crimes Division of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
è sopravvissuto a sua moglie, daughter and two sons, Ha detto Gonzalez.
Gutierrez is the second Harris County officer killed in the last 24 ore.
Precinct 5 Cpl. Charles Galloway was fatally shot during a traffic stop in southwest Houston early Sunday. A manhunt for the suspect in that case continued Monday.