Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Officer Roy “Turbo” Turrubiate passed away on the night of Oct. 14. at the age of 48 after his battle with colorectal cancer.
Turbo began his career as a Correctional Officer with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office and his lifelong dream was to simply serve and protect as a Deputy with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. He was midway through the University of Houston Basic Peace Officer Certification Course when he was diagnosed with having colorectal cancer and as a result he had to give up his dream and drop out.
On Aug. 31 Sheriff Milton Wright and Chief Deputy Craig Brady deputized Officer Turrubiate by presenting him with a Badge and County I.D. during a standing room only ceremony held in the Grand Hall of Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.
Although Turbo’s tenure with the Sheriff’s Office was short he touched many hearts during his four years. Three of those years he played as an Enforcer in the annual charity flag football game, the Fort Bend Holiday Bowl, against the Sugar Land Police Chargers. The charity event collects newly unwrapped toys for the less fortunate in Fort Bend County.
The viewing for Officer Turrubiate will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd. in Rosenberg. Funeral services and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 18, also at Greenlawn Funeral Home.