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KATY/HARRIS COUNTY (COVERING KATY NEWS) - An off duty Fort Bend County Sheriff's Deputy died while driving on South Mason Road Tuesday afternoon in Katy. 

"We’re saddened to inform you of the passing of FBCSO Deputy R. Starghill," said a Facebook post by Sheriff Troy Nehls. "This afternoon, while off-duty, he suffered an undisclosed medical event while driving on Mason Road at Cimmaron in the Katy-area."

Nehls says he was informed of the incident by Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. 

First responders attempted CPR but they were unable to revive Deputy Starghill.

"We will miss him and thank him for serving his community. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers," Nehls said. 

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