HOUSTON - METRO police are mourning the loss of an officer who died after being injured in a crash on the Gulf Freeway.
Officer Elias "Sonny" Martinez was off-duty and escorting an oversized load 10 days ago on the freeway near FM 646.
METRO said he was involved in a crash and died of his injuries on Sunday.
Martinez was a 25-year veteran assigned to METRO's motor unit.
Police Chief Vera Bumpers called Martinez "a very special person who will be missed greatly."
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