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Two Officers Injured in Crash Near Tiki Island
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June 7, 2013

GALVESTON COUNTY - Three persons, including two police officers working off-duty providing traffic control for road crews, were injured in a three-car crash on IH-45 near Tiki Island. 

Galveston County Sheriff’s deputies were called shortly before 11:00 PM Wednesday night to investigate the crash, which occurred in the 1300 block of IH-45 northbound, about one mile north of the Galveston Causeway.    

Deputies learned the two officers, later identified as Courtney Banks, a Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Deputy, and James Heath, a Hempstead Police Officer, were working with a road maintenance crew along a stretch of IH-45. 

Banks and Heath were both operating unmarked vehicles using emergency lights, traveling in the freeway’s center lane at the rear of the slow-moving work convoy. 

A 23-year-old Friendswood woman slammed into the rear of Banks’ vehicle, causing it to strike the rear of Heath’s car, sending it into a concrete barrier.  

All three persons involved in the collision were transported via ambulance to UTMB Emergency Room in Galveston.  None had life-threatening injuries.  

Galveston County Sheriff’s deputies are continuing their investigation into the crash and awaiting results of blood tests on the Friendswood woman. 

Charges are pending completion of the investigation and subsequent review by the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office.   



Comments:
How could they be off duty when there not full time officers?
Posted by Ends meet at 6/8/2013 8:03:23 AM

Where does it say they were not full time, working an extra job?
Posted by topcat at 6/8/2013 12:43:55 PM

If they aren't employed full time as peace officers, working a minimum of 32 hours per week, they can't legally work extra jobs. Maybe the district attorney should be looking into that also.

Posted by Nick Elodeon at 6/9/2013 12:27:15 AM

Geeez Nick the story is about two officers injured in an automobile accident.... Don't try to make something else out of it.
Posted by Bob W at 6/9/2013 8:38:02 AM

Wake up Nick Elodeon, It's happening all over Galveston and Harris County...
Posted by Ends meet at 6/9/2013 8:53:24 AM

Bob W, I didn't raise the issue or write the law, but it is what it is. If they aren't full time paid officers they can't legally work road jobs. Ends meet, they used to get prosecuted in Harris County all the time.
Posted by Nick Elodeon at 6/9/2013 9:53:51 PM

Police Officers routinely work extra jobs away from their respective department. They commonly work as escorts for funerals, work convoys, security,etc... The fact is someone slammed into the back of them while they were escorting a road construction crew.
Posted by Ed at 6/9/2013 10:43:47 PM

Nick I know the law but where in the article does it say they were Reserve Officers and what does it have to do with two Officers (men) injured in a traffic accident?
Posted by Bob W at 6/10/2013 7:38:15 AM

Bob, the article doesn't state the status of their employment. My comment was in response to a previous comment.
Posted by Nick Elodeon at 6/10/2013 1:36:14 PM

You are mixing up the difference between working security which is governed by TCLEOS And road jobs under the control of DPS
Posted by topcat at 6/11/2013 6:17:32 PM

Ok....you can kill the reserve comment, they ARE full time officers working a extra job. Like everything else, lets blame the good guys/gals.
Posted by Who at 6/12/2013 7:43:02 PM

I don't know all the laws but the Fort Bend Sheriff that was injured is a father and husband that has to be down on his back for weeks due to his injuries caused by a Drunk Driver . I don't think you are concerned about the right thing. everyone know that public servants like Cops, and teachers are well under paid that why cops work extra jobs to support there families and teachers have to work in the summer. BUT LIKE I SAY MAYBE YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE WRONG THING. SO TO ALL YOU LAW OFFICERS OUT THERE BE CAREFUL BECAUSE IT APPEARS THAT NOT ALL APPRECIATE WHAT YOU DO THANKS FROM THOSE OF US THAT DO.
Posted by Gator at 6/13/2013 5:10:21 PM

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