HOUSTON, TX –– The Harris County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of Sergeant Ramon Gutierrez after he was killed by a drunk driver Monday.
According to the HCSO, Sgt. Gutierrez was working as an off-duty motorcycle escort for a large wide heavy load early Monday morning.
As Gutierrez blocked an exit ramp ahead of the wide loaf, a female driver drove around his motorcycle and struck him.
The woman drove off after striking Gutierrez but was quickly stopped and arrested by police. The woman, who has not been identified, has initially been charged with intoxication assault of a police officer.
Gutierrez was airlifted to the nearest hospital but ultimately succumbed to his injuries.
This means the driver could now face charges of intoxication manslaughter.
Gutierrez spent twenty years serving the Harris County Sheriff's Office, with the last thirteen years at the Vehicular Crimes Division.
He is survived by his wife and three children.