Second Levelland Animal Control Officer Dies Following Crash
The second Levelland Animal Control Officer that was critically injured in a crash has passed away after being taken off of life support.
The crash happened on Thursday, October 13th on Highway 385 between Alaska and Brazil Road. The officers were parked on the side of the road when a pickup truck drifted right and collided with the rear of their vehicle. 38-year-old Crystal Goforth was pronounced dead at the scene, but her partner, 41-year-old Jon Corder, was taken to a Lubbock hospital with life-threatening injuries.
KAMC News reports that Corder spent 2 weeks in the ICU at University Medical Center before his family decided to take him off of life support on Thursday, October 22nd. He was an organ donor with LifeGift, however, so even in death, he will continue to serve others through lifesaving transplants.
Kevin Myer, President and Chief Executive Officer of LifeGift, said:
Across the hospitals in Texas, there are people who are in the ICUs right now waiting for a transplant, and the only way they’re going to have their lives restored is through the generosity of individuals like Officer Corder and his family.
With public service, first responders, police, fire, EMS, Animal Control, it’s just incredible. They’ve spent their whole lives serving others, and then even in their death, they’re continuing to serve others. It’s pretty remarkable.
Levelland Police Chief Albert Garcia said:
We couldn’t be more devastated. Jon was a great guy and a great member of the team.
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