Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) spoke on the House floor on Thursday to honor the life of Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Whitten, who succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound on Monday evening. His remarks are as follows:
Madam Speaker, it is with a heavy heart that I rise today to honor the life and legacy of Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Whitten, who succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound.
On May 29, 2019, Deputy Whitten was off-duty, when he heard a “shots fired” call over the dispatch. Responding without hesitation, he drove to the scene. After a brief pursuit, Deputy Whitten was shot in the neck by the murder suspect – paralyzing him instantly.
After visiting with him and his wife, Kami, in the hospital last July, he stated that he would do it all over again to protect his community.
On February 3, 2020, Deputy Whitten suffered a complication while undergoing physical therapy and passed away. He served with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office for four years and will be greatly missed.
Madam Speaker, I would like to thank Deputy Richard Whitten, for his faithful service.
Congressman Babin encourages the community members who wish to show their respects to line the route of the funeral procession beginning at The Sanctuary Church in Cleveland leading to the Cleveland Memorial Cemetery where Deputy Whitten will be laid to rest at noon on Saturday, February 8, 2020.
To learn more about Deputy Whitten’s funeral arrangements, please click here.