Procession plans, path announced following death of veteran police officer Chris Berry

Published 9:58 am Wednesday, January 26, 2022

VIDOR — The Vidor Police Department on Wednesday morning announced the passing Officer Chris Berry.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., Vidor Police announced that the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Berry’s death is COVID-related.

“His death will be treated as a Line of Duty Death under HB 541,” Vidor Police said.

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Berry will be escorted from the Jefferson County Medical Examiners Officer on Highway 69 in Beaumont to Claybar Funeral Home in Orange at 9 a.m. Thursday. The Procession will exit IH-10 at Main Street to honor the citizens of Vidor that Berry served. The procession will exit IH-10 at FM 1136 to honor his family before proceeding to Claybar Funeral Home.

Berry was recovering from a COVID-related illness when he was found by his wife deceased at his residence, according to Chief Rod Carroll.

Berry was a 30-year law enforcement veteran who served the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Pinehurst Police Department, Newton County Sheriff’s Office and most recently the Vidor Police Department.

Berry joined the Vidor Police Department in August.