HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — An investigation is underway after a longtime deputy with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office was found dead in his home overnight.
The man’s daughter became concerned when she couldn’t reach him and called the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office to do a welfare check. Deputies entered the man’s home and made the discovery.
According to HCSO Sgt. Cedrick Collier, there was a gas leak at the home, but it’s not yet known if that contributed to the deputy’s death. The deputy was the only person home at the time.