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

Deputy Sheriff

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 accident

Incident Date: 1/25/1994

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Sentenced to 10 years probation

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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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Heroes live forever, Deputy Yates, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
January 25, 2013


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