Deputy Sheriff Ricky A. Yates

Deputy Sheriff Ricky A. Yates

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, January 25, 1994

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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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Deputy Sheriff Yates,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Harris County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

January 25, 2019

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