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Texas MMA community mourns 'real-life superhero' Chris Reed

Posted On: Jun 14, 2019   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

Texas MMA community mourns 'real-life superhero' Chris Reed

Fight fans outside of Texas are likely unfamiliar with referee Chris Reed , but it's also likely he would have been perfectly fine with being able to go without being noticed in public.
According to those who knew him best, Reed valued substance over fame, and making a difference in people's lives over pretty much everything else. Known for his distinct, welcoming voice and non-stop, positive energy, Reed defined what it means to be a leader.
The 50-year-old police chief passed away last weekend following a tragic boating incident on Texas's Galveston Bay , leaving a community devastated. Reed leaves behind his wife of 28 years, Jana, and their three children.
For most of his adult life, Reed was a devoted figurehead in his community. He served in the United States Army as a paratrooper before jumping on board with the League City Police Department. In 2009, Reed was hired as police chief in the city of Kemah, a position he held until his passing.
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