What we know about fallen HPD Sgt. Sean Rios

Sgt. Rios leaves 4 youngsters — ages 7, 12, 14 and 17 — his dad and mom, a brother and his HPD household, together with two cousins who’re on the pressure.

HOUSTON — Another Houston police officer’s household is mourning tonight after the capturing loss of life of Sgt. Sean Rios in north Houston. 

Sgt. Rios leaves behind 4 youngsters — ages 9, 12, 14 and 17 — his dad and mom and a brother. He additionally had two cousins who’re HPD detectives.

“Please pray for Rios’ family, for his extended HPD family and for this community,” Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo  stated in a information convention.

Sgt. Rios, a 25-year veteran of HPD, was gunned down exterior a motel on his technique to work Monday afternoon. He was in his private automotive and wasn’t in uniform. 

Sgt. Rios was a Marine and different officers seemed as much as him for his constructive outlook on life.

Richard Nieto first met Rios about 25 years in the past when Rios had simply joined HPD. They later discovered they’re associated.

“He came up to me before roll call he said, ‘Hey Richard, do you have an Uncle Manuel in Virginia? He said ‘I do too.  Hey, we are cousins!’ Right then it was a moment of who done it mysteries,” Nieto remembered.

Sgt. Rios was assigned to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport space the place he labored alongside his cousin Nieto.

“He was just a generous person. Always there to help,” Nieto stated. 

Rios was the fourth HPD officer to die this yr and his loss of life comes simply three weeks after the loss of life of HPD Sgt. Harold Preston, who was shot and killed in when he responded to a home disturbance name on Oct. 20. 

“We are heartbroken,” Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted. “We will never forget him and will see his 4 children, family and friends through this painful loss. RIP.”

Four different individuals had been shot and killed in Houston on Monday.

“That’s five families that’ll be waking up tomorrow without their loved ones, and we should all lift them in prayer,” the chief stated.

“I want people in this city to pray for this city. Because this has been a crazy year. People are going through a whole lot, experiencing a whole lot,” Mayor Sylvester Turner stated. “A lot of things are happening on our streets, a lot of people who are on edge. So I just want people to pray for our city.”


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