HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Messages of condolences and prayers are being sent to the family and friends of Harris County Pct. 7 deputy Jennifer Chavis, who was killed in a major crash caused by an alleged intoxicated driver on Beltway 8 Saturday evening.
According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Chavis was responding to reports of a driver who fled the scene of a crash while allegedly intoxicated. While she waited to attempt a traffic stop, the driver rear-ended her while inside the patrol unit, which burst into flames.
Chavis died at the scene, and the driver was taken into custody.
Fellow law enforcement officers, as well as county officials have sent their condolences to Deputy Chavis and her family.
Read the messages below:
Very sad to hear that a Pct. 7 Deputy Constable was struck by a vehicle while on a traffic stop and was fatally injured. The @Pct1Constable Office thoughts & prayers are with the deputy’s family, co-workers and friends. @Precinct7 pic.twitter.com/ZufzvvOVFI— Constable Alan Rosen (@ConstableRosen) April 3, 2022
@BishopPolice_Tx sends our heartfelt sympathies and deepest condolences out to the family (blue/blue) and friends of the Harris County @Precinct7 Deputy Constable who was killed in the line of duty on Saturday, April 2. Rest in Peace Deputy, we have the watch! #LODD pic.twitter.com/3x8zdGraPB— Bishop Police Department (@BishopPolice_Tx) April 3, 2022
Our sincerest condolences to Constable May Walker and Harris County @Precinct7 on the loss of their Hero Deputy. Also to the entire Blue Family and our Community who are all in mourning on this tragic event. DWI is not a victimless crime. @AldinePolice @100ClubHouTx— Paul Cordova (@paulscordova) April 3, 2022
Our deep condolences to the family and colleagues of the fallen Harris County Precinct 7 Deputy Constable who was killed in the line of duty. Prayers for Constable Walker and the the entire Pct. 7 family.— Harris County Precinct 2 (@HarrisCoPct2) April 3, 2022
Our hearts are once again broken at the news of another senseless death of a Harris County LEO. A Pct 7 Deputy was killed after being rear ended by a suspected intoxicated hit-and-run driver. Please keep the Precinct 7 Constable’s Office and the deputy’s family in your prayers.— Harris County Deputy Constables' Association (@HCDCA_TX) April 3, 2022
HCCO#3 thoughts & prayers are with the deputy’s family, co-workers and friends @Precinct7.— Major Villarreal (@VillarrealMajor) April 3, 2022
Please join us in sending thoughts and prayers to Constable May Walker and all who serve with the Harris County @Precinct7 Constable's Office. Yesterday, a suspected drunk driver crashed into a deputy constable's vehicle, causing it to burst into flames and killing her. pic.twitter.com/IGMm64JNqC— Frisco Police (@FriscoPD) April 3, 2022
We want to offer our condolences to the loved ones and coworkers of Deputy Jennifer Chavis of Harris County Precinct 7. This morning, please say a prayer for all those that are here to protect and serve. pic.twitter.com/lB2bhFVAuH— Cy-Fair Fire Department (@cyfairfd) April 3, 2022
Our hearts are once again mourning at the news of another death of a Harris County LEO. @Precinct7 deputy constable was killed after being rear ended by a suspected intoxicated driver. Please keep the Pct 7 Constable’s Office and the deputy’s family in your prayers. pic.twitter.com/ZWYDD0LH59— Sheriff R. Henderson (@SheriffRandMCTX) April 3, 2022