HOUSTON (FOX 26) - US Coast Guard confirms that the Galveston County Marine Unit has discovered the body of Kemah Police Chief Chris Reed.
From the Kemah Police Department:
It is with very heavy hearts that we share this news with you. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard, along with multiple local, state and federal agencies ended the search Sunday morning for Chief Chris Reed, Kemah Chief of Police, after his body was recovered from the water approximately one and a half miles north of the Texas City Dike. in Texas City, Texas.
At 7:54 am a body matching the description of Chief Chris Reed was recovered from the water by a Galveston County Marine Unit boat crew near mile marker 32 on the west end of the Houston Ship Channel.
“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Chief Reed, as well the Kemah and law enforcement communities,” said Lt. Cmdr. Caren Damon, Coast Guard SAR Mission coordinator.
Coast Guard search crews covered more than 650 square miles over the course of approximately 40 hours.
Involved in the search were:
Coast Guard Air Station Houston
Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi
Coast Guard Station Galveston
Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Texas Department of Public Safety
Texas City Fire Department Marine Unit
Galveston County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit
Galveston Police Department Marine and Dive Unit
Galveston Island Beach Patrol
Nassau Bay Fire Department
Chambers County Marine Unit
Harris County Marine Unit
UTMB Marine Police
Pasadena Police Department
Pearland Police Department
Webster Fire Department
League City Fire Department
Seabrook Fire Department
Bay City Fire Department
Houston Police Department
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