Patrick Osborn

Harris County Sheriff Officer Killed by Suspected Drunk Driver

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A sergeant with the Harris County sheriff’s officer is killed early this morning when hit by a suspected drunk driver. Channel 13 reports it happened around 3 a.m. on North Shepherd near West Little York.

Investigators say the sergeant, a 16-year-veteran, had just finished a shift and was heading home when the accident happened. The suspected drunk driver suffered only minor injuries. He is in police custody and faces charges of intoxication assault.

The Harris County sheriff’s office has not yet released the sergeant’s name.

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