The Bell County Sheriff's Department is mourning the loss of one of their own.
Major Esteban (Stevie) Ramirez III passed away Tuesday from COVID-19-related complications at a hospital surrounded by his family.
Major Ramirez started with the department as a Bell County jailer in 1989. He was promoted to Major in 2020.
The department is asking the community to keep Major Ramirez's family, friends and colleagues in their prayers.