Harris County Police Deputy Chavis Slain by Drunk Driver April 2
On April 2, 2022, the Harris County Police Department lost a great employee. According to NBCDFW, PCT. 7 deputy, Jennifer Chavis, was killed in the line of duty after a drunk driver struck her patrol car. According to the Harris County Police Department, Chavis was struck and killed by an alleged intoxicated driver on Beltway 8. Chavis had already been responding to a call about an intoxicated driver fleeing the scene of an accident when the impact occurred. While Chavis was going to attempt a traffic stop, her vehicle was struck from behind and burst into flames from the impact. Police and emergency first responders rushed to the scene to try to save Chavis, but she died at the scene before they could save her. The driver that struck the back of Chavis's vehicle has been taken into custody and is awaiting charges at this time. The name of the driver has not yet been released by police at this time. Nor has the subject’s blood alcohol level been revealed at the time of the incident. The firm’s condolences are with the family of deputy Chavis and her department in this horrible time.
Lord, we pray to you asking to grant the souls of the fallen rest for they have earned the peace and comfort of thy kingdom lord. We ask that you grant their families the knowledge that they are in paradise with you forever Lord. We ask this in your name with all the glory and honor given to you. Amen.
As many officers have said as they expressed their love and support for deputy Chavis and her family DWI is not a victimless crime. It has a wide range of effects from crashing vehicles to causing the fatalities of innocent bystanders or officers just trying to do their jobs. As such it is important to make sure that the perpetrator of this crime is punished to the fullest extent of the law. Both in the criminal and civil courts where the maximum consequences of their actions can be felt. To achieve that goal in this case and others like it an attorney will be needed to navigate the dense legal waters. Roger “Rocky” Walton is a board-certified accident attorney with decades of experience dealing with car accidents, dram shop, and wrongful death cases. Rocky Walton along with his legal team has the knowledge and experience to obtain damages from the insurance companies and other entities that might have a stake in the case.
The person or parties responsible for allowing this terrible accident to happen should be held accountable for all damages related to the crash. To find out how Roger “Rocky” Walton can help you collect the compensation you are due for your losses, contact our practice online or call us at (817) 429-4299.