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Aldine Deputy hospitalized with virus

SGT. RAY SCHOLWINSKI

ALDINE – One of the favorite deputies serving the East Aldine District has been hospitalized with the COVID-19 flu, according to the Sheriff’s office.

Sgt. Ray Scholwinski was listed in the ICU unit, in critical condition, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

Members of the Harris County Sheriff’s office held a prayer vigil last Wednesday evening, and two of Scholwinski’s sons attended. One read a note on behalf of the family, thanking the community for its support.

Scholwinski is assigned to Precinct 2 in Humble, and has been with the Sheriff’s office since 1994. He is part of the contract deputy group that serves the East Aldine District. There are 13 deputies and 2 supervisors in the group. Scholwinski was a presenter of crime statistics at the last Sheriff’s Forum held in February at the East Aldine offices.

Capt. Mike Koteras, patrol head for Precinct 2, said, “He is just the best of the best and we love him to death. Ray is that special person that you rarely meet. There’s not a single person that would ever say anything negative about Raymond.”

Koteras continued, “He and his wife and kids are just a wonderful family and we’re praying and we’re asking for prayers from everybody.”

Sheriff Gonzalez said that his office has been hit hard with virus cases, with 33 confirmed cases as of last week. Gonzalez said “we’re very worried about all of them and their family members.”