Sergeant Sean Rios

Sergeant Sean Rios

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, November 9, 2020

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Sean Rios

Sergeant Sean Rios was shot and killed in the 7700 block of North Freeway at about 1:30 pm while en route to start his shift at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

He encountered two vehicles and an armed man on the roadway and became engaged in a shootout with the subject. Sergeant Rios was fatally wounded in the shootout. The subjects in both vehicles fled the scene. The man suspected of shooting Sergeant Rios was arrested the following day. The second subject remains at large.

Sergeant Rios had served with the Houston Police Department for 25 years and was assigned to the Airport Division. He is survived by four children, parents, brother, and two cousins who work also serve with the Houston Police Department.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

off duty


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Sgt. Rios,

I am going to miss the lunches with you and the rest of the guys. You always seemed to make us laugh. You will be missed beyond words.


November 22, 2020

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