Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Texas
Sergeant Ramon Gutierrez was struck and killed by a drunk driver on the East Beltway feeder road near Tidwell Road at about 1:00 am.
He was providing an escort for a permitted heavy load and was directing traffic while blocking an exit ramp. The woman drove around his police motorcycle and struck him before fleeing the scene. Another deputy stopped the woman a short distance away and placed her under arrest. She was charged with intoxication manslaughter of a police officer, failure to stop and render aid, and evading arrest/detention in a motor vehicle.
Sergeant Gutierrez was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Sergeant Gutierrez had served with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years and was assigned to the Vehicular Crimes Division. He is survived by his wife and three children.