Board members and the public viewed the new K-9 member of the Sheriff ’s patrol unit, a dog that was purchased by the East Aldine District for use by a sheriff’s unit that at one time included fallen deputy Jesse “Trey” Valdez III.
Valdez worked with the East Aldine deputies at the storefront unit, and then was assigned to District 3 units working in East Harris County and the North Shore areas.
On the early morning hours of Oct. 29, 2014, Valdez’ patrol car was struck head-on by a car that allegedly crossed the centerline on westbound Wallisville Road, near Highlands. Valdez died in the accident, and the driver of the other car, Kelly Jo Ivey, has been charged with manslaughter and remains in jail.
Many benefits have been held since then for the family, including his son Trey. East Aldine paid $10,000 for the dog and its training.
Deputies who worked with or knew Valdez want to keep his memory alive with the patrol work that the dog, named “Trey” will undertake.