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Texas Deputy Drowns as Patrol Vehicle is Swept into Floodwaters

November 01, 2018  | 

Deputy Sheriff Loren Vasquez was reportedly responding to reports of high water when her patrol car was swept into a water-filled ditch and overturned. Image courtesy of ODMP.
Deputy Sheriff Loren Vasquez was reportedly responding to reports of high water when her patrol car was swept into a water-filled ditch and overturned. Image courtesy of ODMP.

A deputy with the Waller County (TX) Sheriff's Office reportedly drowned after her patrol car was swept into floodwaters on Wednesday.

Deputy Sheriff Loren Vasquez was reportedly responding to reports of high water when her patrol car was swept into a water-filled ditch and overturned.

Other deputies were able to remove her from the vehicle. She was transported to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Deputy Vasquez had served with the Waller County Sheriff's Office for only five months and was on her third shift after completing field training.


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Alan @ 11/1/2018 3:59 PM

So sad, A young life, full of promise lost. R.I.P. Deputy, Condolences to Deputy Vasquez' family an her Waller County family as well.

Jon Retired LEO @ 11/2/2018 4:12 PM

Sickening, just sickening. A pretty young woman like that who chooses to protect and serve and gets smashed by mother nature. Truly heartbreaking, Rest in peace Deputy Vasquez and prayers to your family and the Waller County Texas Sheriff's Department.

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