Texas (KTRK) -- As the search continues for the suspect who shot and
killed a Harris County Precinct 4 constable deputy, loved ones are
remembering him for the family man he was and his dream of becoming an
Deputy Kareem Atkins leaves behind a wife and two young
children: a 2-year-old girl and a 6-month-old baby. Atkins was working
security for a bar when he was shot and killed while responding to a
disturbance call outside.
Atkins' funeral has been announced for
next Monday, Oct. 25 at Champions Forest Baptist Church at 15555
Stuebner Airline Road. The public will be allowed to attend from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m., with a graveside service to follow at Klein Memorial Park
Cemetery in Tomball.
Vitela has been in close communication with Atkins' wife, supporting her and who he considers his grandbabies.
having a real hard time," Vitela said. "I can only imagine what she's
thinking and how she's going to tell her children. His daughter is
asking for him and it's hard to tell them that when they don't
understand. They just want their dad home."
Vitela said he will
continue sharing Atkins' legacy, teaching his children that their father
died a hero, and how much he loved them.