Texas correctional officer dies while restraining inmate
“Officer Motley was a hero who tragically died while protecting his fellow officers and the public,” the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said
By Sarah Roebuck
LOVELADY, Texas — A corrections officer died while restraining an inmate, KTRK reports.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said on Monday night, Correctional Officer Jovian Motley, 27, was helping other officers restrain an inmate at the Wainwright Unit when he died. No other details surrounding his death were released.
“Texas grieves for the loss of one of its brave correctional officers, who selflessly put his life on the line each day to protect his community, fellow officers, and Texans,” Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement. “We must never take for granted the service and sacrifice of our correctional officers. Cecilia and I pray for Officer Jovian Motley and his family and ask all Texans to keep his loved ones in their prayers during this heartbreaking time.“
Motley had joined the agency in October 2022.
“Officer Motley was a hero who tragically died while protecting his fellow officers and the public,” TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier said in a statement. “His courage and dedication will forever be remembered. We are praying for his family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time.”