Texas motorcycle LEO struck, dragged by truck

The officer was rear-ended by a pickup truck and dragged for an unknown distance before it came to a stop


Jay R. Jordan
Houston Chronicle

ROMAN FOREST, Texas — A Roman Forest police officer hit and dragged by a pickup truck along North Loop 610 on Monday morning is in good condition.

Veteran officer Greg Sammon and a Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office deputy were escorting a large load along the highway around 9:50 a.m. when a pickup truck involved in a crash rear-ended Sammon, Roman Forest Police Chief Stephen Carlisle said. Both the officer and his motorcycle were dragged for an unknown distance before the truck came to a stop near Kirkpatrick.

The officer was rushed by police escort to Memorial Hermann Hospital in an unknown condition, but his injuries are not life-threatening, according to Houston police. He was conscious and breathing as he was loaded into an ambulance, constable's office spokesperson Kevin Quinn said.

Sammon has been in law enforcement for 33 years, the last four of which he's spent in Roman Forest after retiring from the Humble Police Department.

"Officer Sammon appears to be in good condition and under great care at Memorial Hermann," Carlisle said. "He is with family and friends."

The pickup truck driver remained on scene and is speaking with crash investigators, Quinn said. It is unclear if the driver will face any charges.

 

Earlier this morning, Officer Greg Sammon was involved in a crash while escorting a large truck while on his motorcycle....

Posted by Roman Forest Police Department on Monday, June 17, 2019

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