HCSO Detention Officer J.C. Godby died of injuries sustained this weekend during a traffic accident in northwest Harris County.

On Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 12:30pm, Detention Officer J.C. Godby, was traveling westbound at the 5900 block of F.M. 2920. D.O Godby was operating a 2007 Honda motorcycle in the inside lane of the road.

A Chevrolet Tahoe was attempting to turn east on to F.M. 2920 from the private drive of a Kroger store. The Tahoe turned wide into the westbound lane of D.O. Godby. The motorcycle struck the back left panel of the Tahoe, and then struck a 2005 Ford F150 truck that was in the center turn lane.

Detention Officer Godby was transported by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann medical center. He later died of his injuries.

HCSO Detention Officer Godby joined the HCSO in August of 2012. He was assigned to the 701 N. San Jacinto Detention Facilities.