Houston-Area Police Officer Run Over And Killed By Fleeing Suspect

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December 11, 2019 - 6:59 am
Tavores Henderson

Credit: Harris County Sheriff's Department


NASSAU BAY (1080 KRLD) - Authorities in the Houston area are searching for a 21-year-old man who they say struck and killed a police officer while fleeing a traffic stop.

Harris County authorities say a warrant for felony murder has been issued for Tavores Henderson.

Police say Henderson struck and killed Nassau Bay police Sgt. Kaila Sullivan with his vehicle while fleeing a traffic stop Tuesday night.

Police say Henderson had an outstanding warrant on a domestic violence-related charge. 

Sergeant Sullivan was a 16-year veteran of the force.  She is the first Nassau Bay officer to lose her life on the job. 

A reward of up to $20,000 is now being offered for information leading to an arrest.

Governor Abbott says flags in the City of Nassau Bay will be lowered to half-staff in honor of the life and public service of Sergeant Kaila Sullivan.

Sullivan is the second Houston-area police officer to die on duty in less than a week.