SPECIAL NOTE:


The Travis County Sheriff’s Office is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from our community due to the recent death of our beloved deputy. At this time and due to recent events regarding the COVID-19 situation, we respectfully request that the public curtail deliveries or offerings of food or gifts. We greatly appreciate the trust and connections we have built with our community.

Please keep the family and friends of Sr. Deputy Christopher Korzilius in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

The family has requested donations to the TCSO Victim Services Unit in lieu of flowers. Checks can be made payable to SMBS (Sheriff's Memorial & Benevolent Society of Travis County), with a note on the Memo line indicating “Victim Services” or if for the family, “Deputy Korzilius.”


Please mail checks to:
Sheriff’s Memorial and Benevolent Society of Travis County, Inc.
PO Box 252
Del Valle, Texas 78617
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2020

Full Honors Funeral for Deputy Korzilius Delayed Due to COVID-19

On March 18, 2020, Senior Deputy Christopher Korzilius lost his life in an automobile accident. Korzilius was on his way to work in the VICE Unit, traveling in an unmarked unit when he was struck head-on by another vehicle. He died at the scene.

It’s customary for law enforcement to honor an officer who dies in the line of duty with a funeral that includes full honors. COVID-19 mass gathering restrictions are curtailing that opportunity for TCSO at this time. The family of Deputy Korzilius held a small, private service Saturday and allowed it to be recorded and shared exclusively with TCSO employees. Three TCSO marked units were positioned in the parking lot of the funeral home and TCSO’s Honor Guard was permitted to provide funeral honors in the lobby area.

It’s also customary for TCSO sworn officers to wear mourning bands over their badges in honor of a line of duty death. Sheriff Hernandez has authorized TCSO sworn staff to wear mourning bands for 30 days. (Until April 18, 2020)

“Not being able to ceremoniously grieve the loss of a brother and honor his noble service to the citizens of Travis County is a heavy emotional burden for the TCSO family. We’re paying respect in ways we’re able during this unprecedented time and we look forward to giving him the full honors he deserves as soon as we possibly can.”
– Sheriff Sally Hernandez
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Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer (512) 318-5669

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