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Montgomery County Deputy Dies in a Line of Duty in Accident

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The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has announced that one of their deputies, identified as Charles Rivette, was killed in a car accident while transporting an inmate in Centerville last night.

"The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is deeply saddened to announce the line-of-duty death of Deputy Charles Rivette. Deputy Rivette tragically lost his life in a vehicle crash while transporting an inmate in Centerville, Texas.

The incident, which occurred on February 21, 2024, also resulted in serious injuries to Deputy James Francis and the inmate who was being transported. An investigation is being conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Sheriff Henderson expresses his profound sorrow and extends condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy Rivette. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office family is lifting up Deputy Rivette, Deputy Francis and the injured inmate in our prayers.

The entire MCSO family is hurting from this loss and stands together in mourning the passing of Deputy Rivette.

Further updates will be provided as information becomes available."

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