‘Our hearts are once again broken’: Officials pay tribute to Pct. 7 deputy Jennifer Chavis, who died in crash involving an alleged intoxicated driver on Beltway 8

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.

Harris County Pct. 7 deputy Jennifer Chavis died in a crash involving an alleged intoxicated driver on Beltway 8 (Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

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Fellow law enforcement officers, as well as county officials have sent their condolences to Deputy Chavis and her family.

Read the messages below:

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