Visitation for HPD Sgt. Sean Rios held in SE Houston

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
HPD Sgt. Sean Rios' casket arrives at church for visitation
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Press play to see Sgt. Sean Rios' casket being escorted into the Sagemont Church in southeast Houston.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The public honored the life of Houston Police Sergeant Sean Rios on Tuesday.

A visitation was held at Sagemont Church in southeast Houston.

Before the visitation, Sgt. Rios' body was escorted from Peevey Funeral Home on Beamer Road to Sagemont Church, where an HPD wall of honor was waiting.

Sgt. Rios' body arrived around 1 p.m.

A funeral is scheduled for Rios on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Grace Church in southeast Houston.

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

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

HPD will live-stream the service and the rendering of honors on its social media platforms.

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.

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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