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HCSO Deputy Adam Howard funeral in Harris County, TX

Family, associates and colleagues are remembering the younger HCSO deputy and father of two babies who died final week in a crash whereas on obligation.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Family, associates and colleagues are honoring and celebrating the lifetime of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Howard who left behind a spouse and two babies. 

The younger deputy died final week in an on-duty crash on Tomball Parkway.

Along with the tears, there was laughter during the funeral service Tuesday at Community of Faith Church in Hockley.

“Adam would be really upset if there wasn’t laughter included today,” the minister instructed mourners.

Lt. Shannon Bowdoin, an HCSO chaplain, shared a shaggy dog story about Deputy Howard when he obtained spooked by a horse throughout a abilities coaching course.

“And when I say scared of a horse, he squealed so high-pitched that he sounded like a little pig squealing,” Lt. Bowdoin mentioned. “You know, I’m a hunter so I thought, ‘I need to take this boy into the woods and use him as a hog call cause he’ll bring in a good-sized boar or sow, so I can have me some bacon for the freezer, right.'”

The service took a extra somber tone when Sheriff Ed Gonzalez spoke.

“Deputy Adam Howard embodied the best of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and his loss is devastating to his loved ones, the county and his brothers and sisters in blue,” the sheriff mentioned. 

He remembered the deputy as a bigger than life ‘goofball’ with a young coronary heart who cared deeply about protecting the neighborhood secure.

“He loved serving, he was a dedicated public servant, and I wish we could have more Adams in our ranks,” Gonzalez mentioned. 

Howard had been with HCSO since 2019 and served in the division’s Violent Gang Suppression Unit.

His accomplice, Raymond Garivey, has labored alongside him for the previous three years and mentioned he was a proactive cop who liked placing dangerous guys in jail.

“Not only is it a loss for the family, (but also) for the citizens of Harris County. We need police officers like my boy Howard,” Garivey mentioned preventing again tears. “Just a phenomenal person. You know when we prayed together with the crew, you know we had to thank the Lord for allowing us into his life. He was just one of those type of people.”

Howard leaves behind a spouse, two kids — a 2-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son — a mom, father, sister and his household in blue.

Sheriff Gonzalez mentioned when Howard left for work final Wednesday morning, hours earlier than the horrific crash, he performed along with his toddler daughter.

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