The procession for San Jacinto Precinct 1 Deputy Constable Neil Adams began at 8 a.m. His body was escorted from the medical examiner's office to Cleveland, Texas, where final preparations will take place for his funeral later this week.
Adams, 62, was shot to death last Wednesday while working an off-duty security job at PlazAmericas.
According to Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, a suspect identified as 35-year-old Czyz Harrison managed to wrestle away the deputy's gun, then shot and killed him. Investigators say Harrison was shot and killed by two HPD officers.
San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers told ABC13 Adams told his wife that the security job was too dangerous. The day Adams died was supposed to be his last day working that job.
Many people were heartbroken to hear of the deputy's death, including a Florida student.
Zechariah Cartledge ran one mile on Sunday carrying the blue line flag.
"We are really hoping this run can keep his memory alive, and we hope our organization and many others, it can honor him well in a final goodbye for him," Cartledge said.
A viewing for Adams will be held Wednesday at the Coldspring Shelter at 225 Live Oak. Family will be there from 4-5 p.m. while the public is invited to attend between 5 and 8 p.m.
Adam's funeral, with full honors, will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. His burial will be at Montague Cemetery on FM 1725 between Shell Oil Field Road and Meekins Road. Adams will be honored with the playing of Taps and a 21-gun salute.
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