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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Thursday July 16th, 2020 :: 12:12 p.m. CDT


Funeral Service to be held for Cadet Cornelius Anderson

Funeral services for Harris County Sheriff’s Office Cadet Cornelius Anderson will be conducted on Monday , July 20 at Humble First Assembly of God; 1915 FM 1960 Bypass in Humble.

Cadet Anderson, 28, died on Sunday July 12, two days after he suffered a medical emergency during physical training for the Basic Peace Officer’s Course at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Academy. He was training to become a deputy, following a year of service as a Sheriff’s Office detention officer.

The public viewing will begin at 9 a.m., followed by ceremony with full honors at 10 a.m. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez will offer remarks, which will include posthumously naming Cadet Anderson an honorary deputy.

Social distancing will be practiced inside the church, and face coverings are required.

Once the indoors ceremony is concluded, Last Guard and Service will be performed by the HCSO Honor Guard outside the church. This will include a U.S. and Texas Flag Folding and Presentation to Family, Rider-less Horse, Fly-over, 21-Gun Salute, and Taps.

The ceremony will be streamed live on Facebook at @HCSOTexas.

Special notes for news media assignment desks:

• The family is allowing one pool video and one pool still photographer inside the church. Please provide HCSO Media Relations the contact information for the outlet(s) that will be designated for pool duty by 4 p.m. on Friday, July 17.

Harris County Sheriff's Office
1200 Baker St
Houston, TX 77002

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 713-221-6000

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