Another Harris County Peace Officer Pays the Ultimate Price - Deputy Jennifer Chavis - Rest in Peace
Updated: Apr 4, 2022
On Saturday, April 2, 2022, Harris County Precinct 7 Deputy Constable Jennifer Chavis, 32, was killed when her patrol vehicle was struck from behind by a suspected drunk driver, Mr. Adolfo Serrano, 36. Upon impact, Deputy Chavis' cruiser burst into flames and she was unable to escape the vehicle. Mr. Serrano, who has a prior criminal record (of course), was arrested at the scene and has been charged with Intoxication Manslaughter of a Peace Officer.
Deputy Chavis was a member of Precinct 7's Toll Road Division and an U.S. Army veteran. She is survived by her husband, a 4-year-old son and an 11-year-old nephew that she and her husband were raising. Please keep Deputy Chavis' family in your prayers as they try to cope with this tragic loss - it is truly heart-breaking. Deputy Jennifer Chavis - Rest in Peace. Nemo me impune lacessit.
For more details on this incident, please see the media links below:
Crash leaves Harris County deputy constable trapped in flaming car, according to HSCO (msn.com)
Harris Co. Precinct 7 Constable Deputy killed in crash involving suspected drunk driver (fox4news.com)
HCSO Pct. 7 deputy killed: Judge sets $750,000 bond for driver accused of killing officer in fiery crash on S. Sam Houston Parkway - ABC13 Houston
'We Had a Hero Die': Texas Deputy Constable Killed in Fiery Crash | Officer
NOTE: A little over two months ago, HCSO Sergeant Ramon Gutierrez was also killed by a suspected drunk driver - see link below:
HCSO Sergeant Ramon Gutierrez Killed by Suspected Drunk Driver. Sergeant Gutierrez - RIP. (harriscountydemocrats.com)
NOTE: The surge of DWI incidents across Harris County was also the topic of major media reports back in 2020 and 2021 - please see the media links below.
DWI cases in Harris County jump nearly 2,000 since year prior | khou.com
Harris County sees surge in underage DWI offenses during COVID-19 pandemic (click2houston.com)
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