HPD Sgt. Sean Rios laid to rest today

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Family, friends and fellow brothers and sisters-in-blue are saying their final goodbyes today to a fallen Houston police sergeant.

Funeral services for Sergeant Sean Rios were held at Grace Church in southeast Houston, a day after a public visitation was held.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, the funeral service was reserved for family, friends, HPD staff and those who knew Sgt. Rios.

Following the funeral, full police honors were held outside the church with social distancing protocols in place.

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Sgt. Sean Rios, 47, leaves behind four children ages 9-17 and was remembered by his brothers and sisters-in-blue at his funeral on Wednesday.

Rios was shot to death last Monday in a north Houston gun battle. One man is charged with Rios' murder, and police are looking for another person of interest.

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Rios was a 25-year member of the department and leaves behind four children - ages 17, 14, 12 and 9 years old - as well as his parents, a brother, and two cousins, who are HPD detectives.


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