WALLER COUNTY (Covering Katy News) – A Waller County Sheriff’s Deputy was killed in a patrol car crash Wednesday night during the storms. She was patrolling in the area of FM 362 and Hoover Lane, southwest of Hockley when her patrol vehicle was consumed by floodwaters. The crash happened shortly before 10 p.m.
“Words will never express what our office is going through,” Sheriff Glenn Smith wrote in a Facebook post. “We can only ask for your prayers,” he wrote in the post to the public.
Smith promised that he’ll provide additional details to the public on Friday.
Other deputies reportedly attempted to pull her out of her patrol vehicle but were unsuccessful.
According to a report on KTRK the fight to save the deputy’s life was intense and it played out on law enforcement radio frequencies.
“I can’t get the doors open. Can you break the window? I’ve broken a window. I can’t get the doors open,” officials said to each other.
Covering Katy will continue to update this story as more information is made available.
The video below shows the location where the deputy’s car became filled with water. The video was shot after the water had receded. This video also shows Memorial Hermann Hospital in Cypress where the deputy was taken, and where her fellow deputies saluted her. The final portion of the video shows the police motorcade bringing the fallen deputy to the hospital. The video is courtesy of Scott Engle of the Montgomery County Police Reporter.