Police: Texas deputy killed by suspected drunk driver

Deputy Jennifer Chavis was in her patrol car when she was rear-ended by a hit-and-run suspect

Duty Death: Jennifer Chavis - [Harris County, Texas]

End of Service: 04/02/2022


By Suzie Ziegler

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Deputy Jennifer Chavis was killed in the line of duty on Saturday by a suspected drunk driver, police said.

Chavis was responding to a report of a hit-and-run by an intoxicated driver, according to Click 2 Houston. Chavis was in her squad car, on standby to apprehend the driver, when the suspect slammed into the back of her vehicle, ABC 13 reported. The patrol car caught fire with Chavis inside. Chavis died at the scene and the suspect, 36-year-old Adolfo Serrano, was taken into custody, the report said.

“Our hearts are once again broken at the news of another senseless death of a Harris County LEO,” said the Harris County Deputy Constables Association.

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