Patrolman Charles Miculka was struck and killed by a vehicle while chasing a suspect who had escaped from custody. Patrolman Miculka had transported the man to the Fort Bend County Jail where the man was able to exit the patrol car and started to run through traffic, while still handcuffed. Patrolman Miculka was struck as he attempted to catch him.
Patrolman Miculka was 25 years old and had been with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife and son.
Sergeant Joseph Cernoch succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when he was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic. He had observed several fire trucks trying to maneuver through traffic at FM 2218 and FM 1640. He began directing traffic to allow the fire trucks to pass. After the last fire track passed he began walking back to his patrol car when he was struck from behind by another vehicle.
Sergeant Cernoch was 28 years old and had been with the agency for two years.
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