Deputy Sheriff Bryan "Brad" Sweetman

Deputy Sheriff Bryan "Brad" Sweetman

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, March 4, 2024

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Bryan "Brad" Sweetman

Deputy Sheriff Brad Sweetman died from the effects of chemical exposure while providing traffic control during multi-day evacuations around the area of a chemical plant explosion in Crosby.

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey caused devastating flooding, and as a result, the Arkema Chemical Plant's refrigeration system failed, forcing the evacuation of people within the radius of the plant. A couple of days later, emergency responders encountered a cloud of gas and went to the hospital for exposure to smoke, headaches, and nausea. Later that night, one of the trailers ignited, and the fires burned for three days.

Deputy Sweetman suffered lung damage and respiratory issues until he passed away on March 4, 2024.

Deputy Sweetman had served with the Harris County Sheriff's Office for 39 years. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, sister, brother, and grandson.


  • Age 68
  • Tour 39 years
  • Badge 3101

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 30, 2017

explosion, weather

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