A sea of red and blue lights went through the City of Alice on Tuesday afternoon as officers from several agencies escorted Former Jim Wells County Chief Deputy Reynaldo Gilberto Ramon to Rosas Funeral Home.
Ramon, 58, lost his battle with cancer.
On Tuesday, the news of Ramon's passing went through several agencies around the area.
Ramon was escorted by officers from the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department, Alice Police Department and the Department of Public Safety.
With tears in their eyes, officers lined up to escort Ramon into the funeral home.
Ramon worked with several agencies throughout his career. He started with the JWC Sheriff's Department as dispatcher at the age of 18 and was commissioned as a peace officer at the age of 19.
Ramon joined the DPS in 1981, as a Texas Highway Patrolman and he served as a Texas Ranger from 1995 to 2009. He worked out of Company “D” in Eagle Pass, Kingsville and Alice. After retiring from the Texas Rangers in 2009, Ramon became Chief Deputy of the JWC Sheriff’s Department.
He was an active member of St.Pius X Church in Sandia, Texas. He was a CCD teacher, lector and Eucharistic minister. He was also a participant of the ACTS retreat.
He leaves behind a legacy with wife of 37 years, Elizabeth Ramon, his children, grandchildren and with his fellow officers.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 15, 2016, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Rosas Funeral Home Chapel in Alice, Texas with a rosary at 7 p.m. that evening. The funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Orange Grove. Burial will follow at the St. John of the Cross Cemetery in Orange Grove.