HOUSTON — A Texas deputy sheriff is being remembered after he died May 11 following an accident with an 18-wheeler.
According to police reports, 27-year-old Robert Adam Howard’s patrol SUV struck the trailer of a Schneider truck that was parked on the left shoulder of the Tomball Parkway near Spring Cypress Road.
He was taken to an area hospital, where he later died. The truck driver was uninjured.
Police said Howard was transporting evidence as part of a criminal case when the crash occurred at around 2 p.m.
The crash’s cause has not been released.
Crash scene photos showed Howard’s patrol SUV smashed on its left side with the roof ripped off.
Howard had served with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for three years and was assigned to the gang unit.
He is survived by his wife, two children, parents and sister.
Funeral services were scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 18. Hundreds of officers created a large processional to escort Howard’s body to the funeral home.
Condolences to the late deputy’s family can be found in numerous places online.
On the Officer Down Memorial Page, retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb from Troop D of the New York State Police wrote: “My deepest condolences to the entire Howard family, and to the members of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. May Robert’s soul forever be with our Lord.”
The Montgomery County Police Reporter website, which is based in Texas, has numerous photos and videos on its site in remembrance of Howard.
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