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Texas K-9 Handler Critically Injured in Crash

January 21, 2014  | 

Deputy Jason Denham and his canine partner Sjors. (Photo: Harris County Sheriff's Office)
Deputy Jason Denham and his canine partner Sjors. (Photo: Harris County Sheriff's Office)

A Harris County, Texas, deputy is in critical condition after a traffic crash Tuesday morning on the North Sam Houston Parkway in northeast Harris County, the Houston Chronicle reports.

The three-vehicle wreck occurred about 7:50 a.m. on Beltway 8 near Wilson Road, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. The deputy had a K-9 in his squad car.

Deputy Jason Denham, a 10-year veteran of the sheriff's office, was flown by LifeFlight medical helicopter to Memorial Hermann-The Texas Medical Center, officials said. Denham is a married father of three young girls.

Sheriff Adrian Garcia said Denham has trauma to the left side of his body. "His condition is critical, doctors are hopeful for his recovery," Garcia said.

Three other people were sent to another nearby hospital. Their conditions were unknown.

The dog is a male Belgian malinois named Sjors. He was checked out by a vet in Pasadena and is fine, Garcia said, but he is missing his partner.

 

Tags: K-9 Units, Harris County Sheriff, Traffic Accidents, Officer Injured


Comments (7)

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chuck @ 1/21/2014 3:01 PM

God speed brother, im right there with you. My dog Bella and I have you in our prayers

Joe P. Zepeda @ 1/21/2014 3:39 PM

My heart goes out to his family. I pray he will heal and get back to duty cause I know that is what he needs to feel whole again. Two of my children (son & daughter) and my son-in-law are veteran police officers and what I have learned from following their careers is that the general public does not respect or care about a police officer until they need one. I hope the public will respond positively be answering the call for blood donations for this fallen warrior.

Mike Burnett @ 1/21/2014 4:15 PM

In our prayers brother.

david mcclendon @ 1/21/2014 8:39 PM

i read too many of these injured officer stories.so sad to see another. please heal well my friend you are needed and wanted to keep us safe. i am praying for you your family and all involved. prayers from Boise Idaho.

S.S. @ 1/22/2014 7:45 AM

Get well soon. You and your family are in my prayers.

Ima Leprechaun @ 1/23/2014 1:19 AM

Best wishes and a speedy recovery to Deputy Denham! Over the past year and into this year we seem to be having a lot of officers injured in vehicle and off road vehicle crashes. I wish everyone a safe 2014.

Patsy Kelly @ 5/29/2014 8:01 AM

Both Deputy Denham and Sjors have been in my prayers since the accident. I've tried to find an update on both over time without luck-how are they doing?

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