Rep. Flores Presents Flags to Fallen Deputy's Family

By: Michael Oder Email
By: Michael Oder Email

CALDWELL, BURLESON COUNTY Congressman Bill Flores is honoring the life of a fallen Burleson County Sheriff's Deputy.

In a small ceremony Friday morning, he presented three flags that were flown over the US Capitol in honor of Deputy Adam Sowders. One of them went to his mother, Ann. Another flag was presented to the Sheriff's Department, and the third was presented to Sowders' brother. Along with the flags, Flores also presented a copy of his speech from the floor of the House of Representatives about Sowders' dedication to service.

Sowders was shot and killed December 19, while he and other investigators were serving a no-knock warrant. For Sowders' family, this is another step in the healing process. No one from the family wanted to comment on the ceremony and recognition. Many were overcome with emotion.

"Something like this, I think, helps that family just an awful lot," said Burleson County Sheriff Dale Stroud.

"To know that someone they've lost is cherished and treasured by their compadres, by other citizens and just everyone involved," said Stroud.

Deputy Adam Sowders' name will be added to the national memorial in Washington, DC, in a ceremony in May.


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