Bell County (TX) Deputy John Andrew Rhoden was killed early Sunday assisting in a pursuit. (Photo: Bell County SO) -

Bell County (TX) Deputy John Andrew Rhoden was killed early Sunday assisting in a pursuit. (Photo: Bell County SO)

Bell County (TX) Deputy John Andrew Rhoden died early Sunday while assisting Williamson County in a vehicle pursuit on Interstate 35. He was 31.

Bell County Sheriff’s Deputies were asked to assist Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in a vehicle pursuit from Williamson County into Bell County around 1:45 a.m. During the pursuit, Rhoden was attempting to deploy spike strips on I-35 in Temple when he was struck by a vehicle.

Rhoden had worked for the Bell County Sheriff’s Department for about 10 years and was currently assigned to the midnight shift patrol division.

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