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Deputy Sheriff Ricky A. Yates | Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

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Ricky A. Yates

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 25, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 1977

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Deputy Ricky Yates was killed when his motorcycle was struck head on by a pickup truck which was passing other traffic on a foggy night. Deputy Yates was thrown from his motorcycle and killed instantly. The driver of the vehicle that struck him was sentenced to 10 years probation.

Deputy Yates had served with the agency for 9 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, son, and six grandchildren.

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On this anniversary of your EOW, I want you to know you will never be forgotten. I did not know you personally but through the eyes of those who did I know you were a fine Deputy. Rest easy friend.

Captain Mike McAllister
Washington State Firefighter
January 25, 2016


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