Deputy Sheriff Ricky A. Yates

Deputy Sheriff Ricky A. Yates

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, January 25, 1994

Ricky A. Yates

Deputy Sheriff 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 in front of 21868 FM 2090, in Splendora. The driver of the vehicle that struck him was sentenced to 10 years probation.

Deputy Yates had served with the Harris County Sheriff's Office for nine years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, son, and six grandchildren.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 1977

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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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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