Matt Novotny, who was injured escorting a funeral procession on Dec.
Andrew Richardson Nearly every day, Houston-area motorists share streets and freeways with police officers on motorcycle who are escorting funerals, dignitaries, wide-cargo lo or controlling traffic outside sporting events. The two-wheeled duty can be dangerous and even deadly: At least one officer was killed and seven others were injured as off-duty escorts in the past five years, according to a Houston Houstom accident analysis.
Matt Novotny52, is recovering from a broken pelvis and other severe injuries he received when was hit by a motorist Dec. Novotny, the head of Pasadena Police Department 's officer motorcycle unit, was working an off-duty job escorting a funeral when he was hit at trxas intersection of West Fuqua and Almeda.
The female driver, who police determined was not impaired, had a green light but Women looking sex Spillertown failed to see the officer. Vehicle of choice Toy Leach is one of the Houston Police Department 's 46 officers ased to the motorcycle detail, officers who have to requalify annually to ride their Harley-Davidson Road King police motorcycles. Motorcycles are the vehicle of choice for escorts because they can maneuver between cars to clear congested intersections.
The intersection is the most dangerous part, you Escprt people running red lights and stuff like that. Pasadena police are collecting donations to help Sgt. Matt Novotny - hit by a motorist Dec.
Donations can be made to the Sgt. BoxPasadena, TX See MoreCollapse The Harris County Sheriff's Office currently employs nine full-time motorcycle officers ased to traffic investigations, and another 22 who work only off-duty escorts of oversize cargo lo or funerals processions.
Three deputies have died over the past 30 years houstonn motorcycle accidents, and two were escorting funerals. The latest was Deputy Keith Frickewho died in June after a car cut through the procession and hit Fricke's motorcycle. Darryl Colemanhead of the Harris County Sheriff's Office traffic enforcement section, said the biggest danger is motorists who don't notice the motorcycle officers, even when they txeas using their emergency lights and have sirens on.
Darryl Coleman. A Houston city ordinance requires that all funeral processions be escorted by at least one police motorcycle, and at least two for a procession of more than 10 vehicles. Call to repeal ordinance In addition to the tumblr bbw shemale escorts, police departments as motorcycle Esdort while on duty to escort funerals of officers and their families, as well as escorting visiting dignitaries.