Texas Has Lost 2 More Peace Officers
Sgt. Lionel Martinez
Sgt. Lionel Martinez, a peace officer who was with the Alamo College Community District for 21 years, was on his way to a shooting when he suffered a heart attack, causing him to crash into a vehicle. Sgt. Martinez was treated at the scene and transported to Methodist Metropolitan Hospital. The hospital was unable to save Sgt. Martinez. Per a statement listed in the KSAT article, Chancellor Mike Flores said the following,
“Sgt. Martinez protected and served our Alamo Colleges family for over 21 years, and that is not a commitment we take lightly. We honor him today for his service and remember the sacrifice men and women in law enforcement make every day. His service to our community, students and employees will not be forgotten.”
Sgt. Raymond Scholwinski
In more sad news for the law enforcement community, Sgt. Raymond Scholwinski, with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, died due to COVID-19. Sgt. Scholwinski, who was admitted into the hospital on March 29, had been battling the virus for weeks before his body finally gave out. Sgt. Raymond Scholwinski was a 26 veteran of the Sheriff’s Office. According to the Houston Chronicle, Harris County Sheriff, Ed Gonzalez had the following to say for his fallen officer,
“Sgt. Scholwinski represented the best of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office family. Whether he was on patrol, making a neighborhood association presentation, or in the field during hurricanes, tropical storms, and other disasters, Ray consistently delivered for the people of Harris County. We will miss our brother and we will honor his legacy of service.”
Our condolences go out to the family of the two deceased officers and to the whole law enforcement community.