Sergeant Sean Rios [Houston, Texas]

Fallen Officers

Sergeant Sean Rios

Sergeant Sean Rios
Houston Police Department, Texas
End of Watch Monday, November 9, 2020

Houston Police Department

Sergeant Sean Rios was shot and killed in the 7700 block of North Freeway at about 1:30 pm while en route to start his shift at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

He encountered two vehicles and an armed man on the roadway and became engaged in a shootout with the subject. Sergeant Rios was fatally wounded in the shootout. The subjects in both vehicles fled the scene and remain at large.

Sergeant Rios had served with the Houston Police Department for 25 years and was assigned to the Airport Division.

Sergeant Rios is survived by four children, parents, brother, and two cousins who also serve with the Houston Police Department.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available


  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large



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