Harris County Sheriff’s Office Storefront Named For Fallen Deputy

A new Harris County Sheriff’s Office storefront was dedicated Wednesday in memory of Deputy Jesse Valdez lll. He was killed last year in a traffic accident.

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Deputies join Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman as he cuts the ribbon to the new storefront named in honor of Deputy Jesse Valdez.

Dressed in their black uniforms, Sheriff Ron Hickman and his deputies gathered at the new storefront located inside a bank in East Harris County.

“Our gathering is more significant than a grand opening of office space. Today’s dedication honors the ultimate sacrifice made by one of our own dearly beloved deputies, Jesse. This space bears his name as a monument to the service that he provided to the citizens of Harris County,” said Hickman.

He says the storefront will serve as a living tribute to Jesse Valez III’s sacrifice, dedication and passion for public service.

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HCSO Sgt. Chris Adolph and his canine partner Trey. Trey was Deputy Jesse Valdez’s nick name.

Attendees got a chance to see the new K-9 member of the Sheriff’s Patrol Unit. Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Adolph is the handler for “Trey” a 3-year-old German Shepherd mix, who he named in honor of his fallen colleague. Trey was Valdez’s nickname.

“I remember Jesse every day that I come to work, and Jesse was one of our slated people to come to canine before his passing. And, we wanted to have a constant tribute for him, with the canine division,” said Adolph.

Kelly Jo Ivey is accused of driving under the influence of a controlled substance when she crashed head-on into Valdez’s patrol car. She faces charges of intoxication manslaughter.

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New storefront named in honor of Deputy Jesse Valdez.