The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has announced the death and funeral arrangements for Sgt. Raymond Scholwinski after the officer’s passing due to COVID-19-related …
Update: May 11 at 11:55 a.m.:
HCSO has released an updated statement on Scholwinski's funeral arrangements. The location ahs not changed, however, the public visitation will now be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and services will begin at 11 a.m.
The statement from HCSO emphasized that entry into the sanctuary will be strictly limited to ensure social distancing.
Originally posted May 8 at 5 p.m.:
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has announced the death and funeral arrangements for Sgt. Raymond Scholwinski after the officer’s passing due to COVID-19-related complications.
"Sgt. Scholwinski represented the best of the Harris County Sheriff's Office family," said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. "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.
Funeral arrangements have been made and the funeral will be held at the First Assembly of God church located at 1915 FM 1960 in Humble. A public visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a service to follow according HCSO’s announcement. Social distancing will be enforced during the event to ensure public safety, including possible limited admission to the chapel.
Scholwinski, 70, had been hospitalized since early April in critical condition due to the new coronavirus, prior announcements from HCSO said. He passed away May 6 after fighting the infection for nearly a month.
Scholwinski began his career with the HCSO in 1979 as a reserve deputy and eventually served 26 years as a full-time officer, the HCSO announcement said. Toward the end of his career he served as a public speaker at various events for the department.
“We will miss our brother and we will honor his legacy of service," Gonzalez said.