‘A great man and loved by many’ | Sheriff Gonzalez speaks of off-duty deputy killed in wreck near downtown

The sheriff posted last night to X that the deputy was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He posted a little after midnight that the deputy had died.

HOUSTON — Law enforcement officials are mourning the loss of one of their own. 

An off-duty Harris County deputy died after being involved in a crash near Richmond and Travis late Saturday night. It’s a wreck the Houston Police Department is investigating.

The deputy was brought to Ben Taub Hospital around 10:30 p.m. in critical condition. Despite life-saving measures, he died. 

At this point, it’s not clear what caused the crash or if any other people were involved.

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As news of his death spread, fellow law enforcement came together leading a salute and procession. 

“He was a great man and loved by many,” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a news conference overnight. 

Gonzalez identified the man as Deputy Bates, who was with the sheriff’s office for more than 30 years. 

“We’re united as a family to try to surround his immediate family with a lot of love and support as best we can,” Gonzalez said from the hospital overnight.

As we learn more about this accident and Deputy Bates, we’ll post it here. 

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