Deputy dies after being struck by vehicle while assisting another crash on Grand Parkway in northwest Harris County

April 23, 2024: Deputy John Coddou served Harris County for 20 years. (Copyright 2024 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – A deputy has died after he was struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning in northwest Harris County, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

The Harris County deputy was assisting at a crash scene on the Grand Parkway at Cumberland Ridge Drive when he was struck by an ongoing vehicle.

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Life Flight was called to transport the deputy to Memorial Herman in the Medical Center. He was listed to be in serious condition but it was later announced that he died from his injuries.

The deputy has been identified as John Hampton Coddou. He served at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for at least 20 years.

John Hampton Coddou (Harris County Sheriff's Office)

It is unknown if any charges will be filed against the driver involved.

SH-99 is shut down in both directions as the scene is being investigated.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo shares her condolences:

My heart goes out to the family, friends and colleagues of the Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy, John Hampton Coddou, who passed away this morning after being struck while assisting with a traffic accident on Highway 99. In his 20-year career with the Sheriff’s Office, he has left a lasting impact on our community. I want to thank his family for sharing him with us as he put his life at risk every day to keep Harris County safe. I am in touch with the Sheriff’s Office, and we are working to provide them with any support they need during this time.

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