Local Deputy Injured In Rollover Fights For Life

The site of the one-vehicle crash. (Photo by Rachel Cox)
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PENDLETON (December 2, 2013) Bell County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Davis, 36, was fighting for life Monday after he suffered head injuries in a single-vehicle crash Sunday night.

Adams was near the end of his shift when he responded at around 9:15 p.m. Sunday to a report of a man with a gun near Pendleton.

He lost control of his patrol car on Farm-to-Market- Road 1237 just southwest of the community.

The deputy’s patrol car rolled several times and came to rest in the yard of a home, authorities said.

Cox said Davis was flown to Scott & White Hospital, in Temple, where he was on a ventilator and in critical condition Monday.

“It’s not good,” Cox said Monday morning.

Officers from Temple, Troy and Morgan’s Point Resort responded to the crash scene along with firefighters from Troy and Moffat, Adams said.

Adams said troopers from the Department of Public Safety are investigating the crash.

The patrol car was not equipped with a dash cam, authorities said.

Another driver whom Davis passed en route to the call said the deputy was not traveling at a high rate of speed.

The call to which he was responding turned out to be unfounded, authorities said Monday.

Cox said Davis had been a reserve deputy with the Bell County department for some time and had recently been hired full time.

Davis' father, Carlos Davis, also works at the Bell County Sheriff's Department.