Harris County Pct. 5 deputy now battling pneumonia after overcoming COVID-19

HOUSTON – One Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Deputy who is recovering from COVID-19, is now fighting a collapsed lung and post-COVID pneumonia.

Serving his community for more than 20 years, he is now determined to share his story to warn others about the seriousness of the virus.

Even in these times, Precinct 5 deputy Daniel Porter has the heart to serve others.

“We’ve been going since say day one,” Porter said.

That hasn’t changed. Now, Porter is hoping to help serve the community from his home as he recovers from COVID-19 and post-COVID complications, including a collapsed lung.

“I chose to be a police officer to help my community. Not for a paycheck. Not for any other reasons,” Porter said.

Helping others in their time of need is a part of his DNA.

Porter, 40, has been a first responder for 20 years. He serves as the President of the Monaville Volunteer Fire Department. He also serves the Waller County Sheriff’s Office.