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:
NOTE: A little over two months ago, HCSO Sergeant Ramon Gutierrez was also killed by a suspected drunk driver - see link below:
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.
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