Deputy Found Dead at His Home; Gas Leak Detected


A deputy with the Harris County Sheriff's Office was found dead in his home. A gas leak was discovered at the residence.

The deputy was a 26-year veteran. His name has not been disclosed.

The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office will investigate.

When the lawman's daughter couldn't reach him by phone, she called the Precinct 4 Constable's Office to check.

Deputies went into the home and found him dead.

The HCSO says natural gas was leaking at the house, it's not known if it was the cause of death.



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