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I knew you back in the 1301 Franklin days on the 10th floor in the early 1990's. You worked the night shift as a Deputy in the jail, I was the same and worked the evening shift. Many times evening shift personnel had to stay over and work the night shift due to staffing. When I had to stay over, it wasn't so bad because I knew I had your crazy jokes and facial expressions to look forward to, so, it made the long day tolerable and even entertaining.
Later in 1995, we both went to patrol. I went to District 3 (Wallisville), and you to District 2 (Humble). When my sergeant at the time informed me of your fateful accident, my heart fell and I raced to it. To this day, I still cry remembering the scene. The laughter and funny faces that you gave to us were gone. A brother was taken from us.
And, I remember your fiancé speaking at you eulogy. There was not a dry eye in that massive church. It was both the worst day and best day of my life. The worst because of the loss. The best in seeing the massive outpouring of love to you, your family, and your fiancé. I had not seen that amount of love poured out ever before! It was truly astounding!
The drive to the burial site was long with other brothers and sisters. The burial site was hot and sweltering, but, we didn't mind. We were there to lay a HCSO family member to rest.
All this time has passed, and, I still miss you and your humor.
Rest in peace my brother and be blessed knowing you are not forgotten!
Sergeant Keith Lyons
HCSO District 4
October 23, 2015