Christopher Scott Korzilius
19 February, 1988 – 18 March, 2020
Travis County Sheriff Senior Deputy, Christopher Scott Korzilius passed away on Wednesday morning, March 18, 2020 while on his morning work commute. Christopher is preceded in death by his sister, Katherine and is survived by his loving partner Bethany, his mother, Nancy Korzilius, of Austin, TX and father and stepmother, Paul and Patti Korzilius of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He will be missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, and other extended family.
Christopher graduated from Westlake High School in the Eanes Independent School District, received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Texas State University, as well as graduating from the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) Law Enforcement Academy. Christopher is a nine-year law enforcement veteran. He began his law enforcement career with the Austin Independent School District Police Department and later transitioned to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.
Christopher was recently one of several TCSO members recently honored at the agency’s annual awards ceremony where he and five others received the Commendation Bar for responding to a “shots fired” call in July 2018. He also has received several other awards and commendations, including employee of the quarter seven months after being hired and letters of commendation and appreciation from supervisors and colleagues and was named Victim Services Deputy of the Year.
Chris and Bethany loved spending time with their family, traveling and snorkeling. They belonged to several Texas wine clubs and would spend leisure time visiting their favorite wineries in the Hill Country. Chris loved playing video games, was an avid dog lover, and enjoyed time at home with Bethany.
Funeral services for Christopher have been postponed until the coronavirus pandemic is over. Services with full honors may be delayed by weeks or months due to the pandemic.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Travis County Victim Services Office at P.O. Box 1748, Austin, TX, 78767; www.tcsheriff.org.
- Travis County Victim Services Office
Christopher Scott Korzilius
25 June 2021
Our condolences for your loss.
Larry & Connie
10 April 2020
My condolences on the loss of your son, Chris.
I am holding you close to my heart in prayer.
6 April 2020
I grew up with Chris. We played football together at West Ridge Middle School starting in the 7th grade and played the same position. (Def. tackle/nose/guard) In 9th grade the coaches paired us up in the off season in weight lifting every day of the week and I got to know him a lot better. I wasn't the most popular guy on the team and sometimes drew the ire of some of our fellow players but when push came to shove Chris would always stand up for me, he was just that kind of guy. He was also a hard worker, and just as often as he'd have my back, he'd be pushing me to work harder and put more of my heart into practice and the game. Although we fell out of touch he reached out to offer his apologies after my brother was in a bad wreck just a mile from where Chris's accident occurred. I greatly wish I'd taken him up on the offer to catch up more quickly (he reached out only months ago) and now we'll never have the chance. I want to offer my sincerest condolences to his family during their time of grief, words simply can't describe how unfair life can be. Chris was one of the good ones and I'm really going to miss him. I'll never drive Bee Cave without thinking about him again, and I'll take my foot off the gas and be as patient as I can possibly muster each and every day to honor his memory.
Libby Grede Bowling
27 March 2020
Just found out about this tragedy from Ron. My heart aches for you and the rest of your family. Please know that I’m thinking of you, great memories and especially what a wonderful person you are. Sending prayers, condolences and big hugs your way.
Barbara Szalay (Mirrop)
24 March 2020
From a Westlake/Eanes Family in Lost Creek: I believe Chris sometimes stepped in to patrol our neighborhood. We so deeply appreciate the service of all Travis County Sheriff's Deputies, and Chris, a Westlake grad, was even more one of our own. He will be deeply missed. Our profound condolences to his family and to his Travis County Sheriff's Deputy family as well. I spoke to one of his colleagues about the sorrow and loss they are feeling, and he will be remembered always. In these times of trouble especially, we appreciate your sacrifices and lean on your strength; please lean on our community now.
22 March 2020
Chris was one of my good friends in childhood. We were in Boy Scouts together and often went Trick-or-Treating on Halloween. We lost touch in adulthood, but I will also remember him as a kind and funny person, and a good friend. So sorry to hear of his loss, he will be greatly missed.
21 March 2020
Korzilius played a huge part in who I am as a deputy today. He was a great trainer and even better human being. God bless you and your family.
21 March 2020
I am profoundly sorry for your loss. He was a good man and an honorable member of our law enforcement family.
19 March 2020
I just want to say my prayers are with the family. I didn't know Christopher, but I have a 32 yr old son. I can't imagine the loss. May Jesus bring you comfort.