The visitation will take place on Wednesday (October 28) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Texas Southern University, Granville Sawyer Auditorium, 3100 Cleburne Street. Sergeant Preston’s family has advised the public is welcome. Media partners will be provided the opportunity to obtain video during the visitation. However, all attendees are asked to observe COVID-19 protocols and social distancing measures.
Further details on the escort of Sergeant Preston’s body, including the route and anticipated arrival time, will be provided once finalized.
The funeral service will take place Thursday (October 29) at 11 a.m. at Grace Church Houston at 14505 Gulf Freeway (South Interstate Highway 45).
Due to COVID-19 protocols, we ask that the funeral service be reserved for family, friends, HPD staff, and those who knew Sergeant Preston.
Following the funeral service, full police honors will be rendered outside the church with social distancing protocols in place.
HPD will live stream both the service and the rendering of honors on its social media platforms. Members of the public who wish to honor Sergeant Preston are strongly encouraged to attend Wednesday’s visitation and then use HPD’s social media platforms and local news coverage to view the Thursday services.
A multi-camera pool feed of the inside service will be provided by Grace Church staff. Additional information, including pool feed and media logistics, will be forthcoming once determined and finalized.
Sergeant Preston’s family has asked the subsequent burial services on Saturday (October 31) in Athens, Texas remain private.
ROUTING DETAILS ARE STILL BEING WORKED OUT-AN ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE SO THAT CITIZENS CAN PAY THEIR LAST RESPECTS AS THE PROCESSION PASSES