San Jacinto County sheriff’s deputy killed in crash

San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers helped transport the body of Deputy Brian Pfluger to a hearse at Livingston hospital around 11:40 p.m. Saturday. Pfluger died as a result of injuries he suffered in a car crash.

A San Jacinto County sheriff’s deputy responding to a burglary in progress was killed late Saturday night following a crash involving two sheriff’s vehicles on Hill St. at Davey Lane in Coldspring.

Sheriff Greg Capers said troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety are investigating the crash, but what he has learned is the deputy, Brian Pfluger, was ejected and thrown around 50 feet when the vehicle rolled.

Brian Pfluger

Pfluger was taken to CSI St. Luke’s Hospital in Livingston where he later died. His body will be escorted to the medical examiner’s office in Beaumont for autopsy. Capers said Pfluger will be accompanied by a member of law enforcement around the clock until his body is returned to San Jacinto County.

Pfluger had worked for the sheriff’s office for approximately four years. He was the son of a retired trooper, Capers said.

The sheriff said Pfluger leaves behind a family with young children.

Capers said the other deputy involved in the crash is expected to recover from his physical injuries.


  1. The Family, and The San Jacinto County Sheriffsโ€™s are in our thoughts and in our prayers.
    So tragic and sad. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™

  2. Praying for the family of officer Pfluger sending healing light to the other officer May he get better soon. And peace to all the officers and friends. This is so sad for SanJacinto County.

  3. My heart goes out to the Sheriff’s Department, in deed all of his Blue family….but breaks for his wife and children. Rest well, Sir, and thank you for your service.

  4. God bless the San Jacinto Co. So. Such a terrible loss of life. The entire community morns for the family and our brothers in blue.

  5. I’m so sorry for the loss of the officer and I pray strength for his family and coworkers.THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICES ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ

  6. Prayers for the family and may God give you comfort through this difficult time. Deputy Pfluger your brothers and sisters and blue will take the watch for now until God calls us home. May you rest in peace brother.

  7. I have been hearing or reading of way too many officer deaths. My heart goes out to the family, friends, and colleagues of this dear officer. What a way to remember Christmas by……..

    Bonnie Petrak ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…suu

  8. Many prayers for the Deputy’s family. This is such a sad time for his family when it is suppose to be full of joy. My peace be with them.

  9. Sending our deepest condolences to this family. Prayers of peace and comfort. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  10. Bryan was an exceptional young man. His Dad, a retired DPS Trooper is a man I really admire. Both are very encouraging. Great family. Greater loss.

  11. Sad time of year to lose a loved one, particularly one in service to others. Dick and I send prayers for his family๐Ÿ™

  12. My prayers go out for this young family. I’m so sad for the loss of one of our finest and thankful for his service to our county. May God be with you.

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