Funeral for HCSO Veteran Sgt. Bruce Watson

Sgt. Bruce Watson

Funeral services for Harris County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Bruce Watson have been set for Tuesday, Jan. 12 at Grace Community Church at 14505 Gulf Fwy.

Sgt. Watson, 51, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 2, after a fatal collision in the Pearland area. He was on his way home after finishing an off-duty job leading a funeral procession. Sgt. Watson was a 20-year department veteran and a proud U.S. Army veteran.

Sgt. Watson’s body is expected to arrive at Grace Community Church at 8:30 a.m. A public visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with strict public health measures enforced. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez will be among those offering remarks.

The service will be followed by a ceremony with honors, including a U.S. and Texas flag folding and presentation to family, 21-gun salute, and the playing of Taps.

A procession to Houston National Cemetery will immediately follow the law enforcement honors. Sgt. Watson will receive burial honors from the U.S. Army.

Special notes for news media assignment desks:
• The family is allowing one pool video and one pool still photographer. Please provide HCSO Media Relations ( with the contact information for the outlet(s) that will be designated for pool duty by Monday, Jan. 11.
• Social distancing will be practiced. Face coverings are required.
• The services will be live-streamed on our Facebook page.