Bruce Watson Biography — Wiki
Bruce Watson is a Harris County deputy who was killed in a motorcycle crash on Saturday after leading a funeral procession, as Watson was involved in an accident while driving his patrol motorcycle in Pearland. Watson had been with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years, authorities said.
The sheriff’s office said Watson had just finished on the off-duty job leading a funeral procession when his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle.
Bruce Watson Age
Bruce Watson was 51 years old at the time of death.
Bruce Watson dead after motorcycle-involved accident in Pearland
Sergeant Bruce Watson was fatally injured on Saturday when he was headed home after serving as an escort at a funeral on Saturday.
Watson was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he died from his injuries, the sheriff’s office said. The driver who hit Watson stopped, and showed no signs of drugs or intoxication, according to published reports citing the Pearland Police Department.
The reason for the collision wasn’t immediately clear.
Gonzalez said Watson was recently working in the watch command center for the department. The center was lit up in blue in his honor Saturday evening.
What we know so far about Bruce Watson
Watson leaves behind his wife, who works for the Houston Police department, three children, a new grandchild, as well as his mother.
Watson was a U.S. Army veteran and joined the department in March 2000. Before that, he served as a detention sergeant in the Harris County Jail, a patrol field training officer, and an instructor at the training academy.
“Our entire Sheriff’s Office family is grieving the sudden loss of our long-time brother,” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. “Sgt. Watson served his community with honor and distinction, and we ask for everyone to lift his family in prayer during this difficult time.”
Gonzalez said he took time on Saturday to thank Watson’s mother for raising a respectable young man.
Gonzalez went on to ask the community to keep the family in their thoughts and prayers.