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TX Deputy Killed in Crash with 18-Wheeler

TX Deputy Shot Serving Warrant

The deputy, who has been with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for about a decade, was taken by air to an Austin hospital for treatment and surgery, Sheriff Casey Goetz says. The deputy was in surgery for nearly four hours and the sheriff said he sustained more damage from the gunshot than first thought.

May 11, 2022

Texas Executes Man for 1990 Murder of Houston Offic

Carl Wayne Buntion, 78, was executed at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. He was condemned for the June 1990 fatal shooting of Houston police officer James Irby, a nearly 20-year member of the force.

April 22, 2022

TX Officer Injured When Patrol Vehicle Struck by Off-Duty Officer

TX Officer Injured When Patrol Vehicle Struck by Off-Duty Officer

Police said the Houston officer was stopped near the middle lanes with his emergency lights on. A Toyota Tundra pickup truck that was being driven by an off-duty officer with Pasadena PD was traveling westbound and struck the HPD patrol unit.

April 14, 2022

TX to Seek Death Penalty for Suspect in Off-Duty Murder of Deputy

TX to Seek Death Penalty for Suspect in Off-Duty Murder of Deputy

Deputy Darren Almendarez, 51, was shot and killed Thursday night in a grocery store parking lot. Deputy Almendaraz was attacked when he returned to his vehicle with his wife and found three men trying to steal the catalytic converter, authorities say.

April 4, 2022

TX Deputy Constable Killed in Crash with DUI Suspect

TX Deputy Constable Killed in Crash with DUI Suspect

The constable's office says she stopped ahead of the DUI suspect and was parked on the side of the entranceway to the westbound lanes, when the truck hit her vehicle. Chavis' patrol vehicle burst into flames after the crash.

April 4, 2022

TX Officers Honored by U.S. Attorney General for Rescuing Family from Icy Pond
TX Deputy Killed Evacuating People from Wildfires

TX Deputy Killed Evacuating People from Wildfires

"With the extreme deteriorating conditions and low visibility from smoke, Sgt. Fenley ran off the roadway and was engulfed in the fire,” a statement from the Eastland County Sheriff’s Office says.

March 21, 2022

TX Deputy Shot 3 Times by Parole Violator, Saved by Vest
2 TX Officers Injured in Semi-Truck Crash That Crushed Patrol Vehicle
TX Deputy Constable Killed at Mall, Police Fatally Wound Shooter

TX Deputy Constable Killed at Mall, Police Fatally Wound Shooter

HPD Chief Troy Finner says the suspect was able to get Deputy Adams' gun and shoot him. Houston police responded and confronted the suspect in the food court. Finner says the suspect had a sharp object and came at the officers, who then opened fire, killing the suspect.

February 24, 2022

TX Officer Fatally Shoots Man Who Rams Police Car

TX Officer Fatally Shoots Man Who Rams Police Car

"The information passed to the officers was that the subject's family was able to take a gun away from him before he drove away," the release states. "However, they were not sure if he had any additional weapons."

February 23, 2022

2 TX Deputies Shot, Gunman Killed

2 TX Deputies Shot, Gunman Killed

"They approached the residence as they were trained to. They were basically ambushed. They did what they were trained to do," HCSO Chief Deputy Edison Toquica said. "They discharged their weapons and hit the suspect. They did what they were supposed to do and they're alive because of that."

February 16, 2022

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