Recently retired Assistant Chief Deputy Peter B. Peralta passed away Friday, Jan. 4. His family has set up an account to help with funeral expenses.

Peralta's passing was sudden, and was the result of heart failure and kidney problems. He retired from the Nueces County Sheriff's Office after 31 years of service.

Funeral arrangements are pending with the Guardian Funeral Home.

Donations for funeral expenses are being accepted. Deposits can be made directly to Wells Fargo Bank, under the Peter Peralta Memorial Fund, account #8966853361.