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Memorial service for HPD Sgt. Sean Rios

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 began at 11 a.m. 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 will be held outside the church with social distancing protocols in place.

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.