Nacogdoches County deputy will be among fallen officers honored during Austin ceremony

Deputy Raymond Jimmerson was killed in the line of duty on Oct. 5, 2018

Nacogdoches County deputy will be among fallen officers honored during Austin ceremony
Deputy Brad Jimmerson provides the memorable smile that his co-workers will remember. (Source: Nacogdoches Co. Sheriff)

AUSTIN, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Deputy Raymond Bradley (Brad) Jimmerson, will be among the fallen law enforcement officers that will be honored at the upcoming Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony in Austin.

Jimmerson, 49, was struck and killed as he was picking up debris on U.S. Highway 259 about seven miles north of Nacogdoches on Oct. 5, 2018. The NCSO deputy had been dispatched out about a traffic hazard at that location.

Honor guard salutes the casket of Deputy Sheriff Brad Jimmerson
Honor guard salutes the casket of Deputy Sheriff Brad Jimmerson (Source: KTRE)

The ceremony honoring the law enforcement officers that died in the line of duty in 2018 will be held on Sunday and Monday on the grounds of the Texas Capitol in Austin.

According to a press release, the event will start with a candlelight vigil at the Memorial Monument at 8 p.m. Sunday. State Senator John Whitmire will deliver the keynote address.

“The Memorial Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, on the south steps of the Capitol building,” the press release stated. “This will include Governor Greg Abbott presenting medals and resolutions to the surviving family members.”

Law enforcement officers from all over Texas, friends and family members of the fallen officers, elected officials, and supporters of law enforcement are expected to attend the two-day event.

The ceremony is being coordinated by the Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony Committee.

At the time of his death, Jimmerson had been with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office 19 years. He had been a law enforcement officer for 20 years.

The fallen officers that will be honored include:

• David Sherrard, Richardson Police Department

• Rogelio Santander, Jr., Dallas Police Department

• Charles M. Whites, Jr., Round Rock Police Department

• Richard W. Hale, Texas Juvenile Justice Department- OIG

• Scott Ragsdale, United States Bureau of ATF

• Lonnie V. Burton, Wayland Baptist University Police Department

• Jarrod K. Friddle, Cumby Police Department

• Earl J. Givens, III, Dallas Police Department

• Garrett W. Hull, Fort Worth Police Department

• Mark A. Cox, Real County Sheriff’s Office

• Raymond Bradley Jimmerson, Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office

• Kristopher D. Youngberg, United States Dept. of Energy - NNS

• Loren Y. Vasquez, Waller County Sheriff’s Office

Mourners pay respects to fallen Nacogdoches County deputy

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