Funeral services held for Travis County deputy killed in March 2020 car crash

Travis County

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Funeral services for a Travis County Sheriff’s Office deputy killed in a western Travis County car crash in March 2020 were held Thursday in Austin.

Senior Deputy Christopher Korzilius died in a two-car crash in the 7700 block of FM 2244, west of Loop 360, when a two-door Infiniti crossed the road going westbound and hit his Ford Escape, which was traveling eastbound.

TCSO says Korzilius joined the sheriff’s office in June 2016 and spent most of his time working night shift patrol in eastern Travis County. He was promoted to senior deputy two years after joining the agency and joined the VICE unit in January 2020.

The services were held at Austin Ridge Bible Church, beginning at 1 p.m.

TCSO released the program for the services, and the order of events were expected to be:

  • Rifle, Color Guard, and Flag Folding Team Placement
  • Three-volley salute
  • Taps
  • Flag Folding & Presentation to the Sheriff
  • Flag Folding Team Exits
  • Final 10-42 (Radio call)
  • Helicopter flyover
  • Riderless Horse
  • Amazing Grace (APD Pipe & Drum)
  • March Off of Color Guard

His service was originally scheduled for March 2020, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Funeral for Travis County Senior Deputy Christopher Korzilius, who was killed in a car crash in March 2020 (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)
  • Funeral for Travis County Senior Deputy Christopher Korzilius, who was killed in a car crash in March 2020 (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)
  • Funeral for Travis County Senior Deputy Christopher Korzilius, who was killed in a car crash in March 2020 (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)
  • Funeral for Travis County Senior Deputy Christopher Korzilius, who was killed in a car crash in March 2020 (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)

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