the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 25, 1994, Deputy Ricky
Yates was traveling east on F. M. 2090 from his home in Montgomery
County. He was enroute to a Harris County school zone that had recently
been the target of a complaint of speeders. Road and visibility
conditions were poor due to a mist and haze. Deputy Yates, a motorcycle
unit assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division was driving eastbound
when a truck traveling westbound attempted to pass another vehicle
and pulled into Deputy Yates path causing a head-on collision.
Deputy Yates was killed instantly. Deputy Ricky Aaron Yates, who
was described as always giving 110% and a great friend to many,
was 43 years old.