Harris County, TX – Senior Deputy Terry Faughtenbery, a 26-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, tragically passed away on-duty Tuesday night.
According to KHOU the deputy was first spotted sitting unresponsive in his patrol car at a gas station in the 6000 block of Highway 90, just after 11 PM. The patrol car was running with the windows up and the doors locked.
The clerk and a customer attempted to wake the officer by banging on the windows but did not get a response. They called 911 and responding officers shattered the window to get the deputy out. Although they administered first aid, the deputy died at the scene from an apparent medical emergency.
Harris County Sheriff’s deputies gathered to form a procession to transport the fallen deputy from Crosby to the Harris County Medical Examiner.
Deputy Terry Faughtenbery is the second sheriff’s deputy to die on duty in the last 72 hours from a medical emergency. Sergeant Joseph Cox of the Allen County Sheriff’s Office passed away on Sunday after suffering a medical emergency while responding to a call. He was found in a nearby field in his patrol vehicle. All attempts to administer first aid were unsuccessful and he also died at the scene.
The veteran officer was a well respected member of District lll night shift, Patrol Bureau, where he served his community for over 20 years.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the Deputy Terry Faughtenbery’s family, both blood and blue.
Deputy Terry Faughtenbery, your life mattered.
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