Liberty County Sheriff’s Office mourning loss of technician

Vita O'Reilly, who worked as a forensic technician and Crime Stopper deputy coordinator, died on Saturday after suffering a heart attack at her home in August.

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is saddened to announce that one of its most dedicated civilian employees, Forensic Technician and Crime Stopper Deputy Coordinator Vita O’Reilly, passed away at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

A family member shared information that O’Reilly was found unresponsive in her home at approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday. After being rushed to a Baytown hospital, it was discovered that she suffered a massive heart attack.

O’Reilly remained unresponsive to medical treatment until she left to meet her Lord and be reunited with her late husband, Doug.

The family said a memorial mervice will be held at some later date to honor O’Reilly and her many accomplishments and dedicated service to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the community she helped to serve.

“Vita O’Reilly will be greatly missed. May you rest in peace, Vita,” said Capt. Ken DeFoor, spokesperson for the sheriff’s office.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.


  1. She will be mist a very kind lady .we don’t understand sometimes why we lose people God has a greater plan for her. Give God the glory. For all things my prayers to the family for your loss

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