HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of their own on Saturday.
Sgt. Bruce Watson, a 20-year department veteran, was killed in a motorcycle crash while on his way home after finishing an off-duty job leading a funeral procession, according to the HCSO.
Watson’s motorcycle was struck by a vehicle in Pearland near FM 2234 and Kingsley Drive, officials said.
Preliminary info: an off-duty @HCSO Sgt had completed a funeral motorcycle-escort and was on his way home when he was involved in a collision in the Pearland area. #HouNews #lesm https://t.co/XjZBFoylpZ— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) January 2, 2021
He was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital and later succumbed to his injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.
“Our entire Sheriff’s Office family is grieving the sudden loss of our long-time brother,” said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez in a statement. “Sgt. Watson served his community with honor and distinction, and we ask for everyone to lift his family in prayer during this difficult time.”
Watson, 51, was assigned to the Patrol Support Services Bureau and worked the night shift at the Emergency Dispatch Center, according to the HCSO.