Harris Co. Pct. 4 deputy constable hospitalized after medical emergency in Hockley

A deputy with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office was airlifted to the hospital after he was found unresponsive by a good Samaritan who used the deputy’s own radio to call for help.

The constable’s office says Deputy William Bell suffered a stroke early Thursday morning in Hockley and is currently in critical condition.


The medical emergency occurred while Deputy Bell was working an assignment at a Hockley park, officials say.

Deputy Bell was protecting the vehicles of seniors who had taken the bus to go to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

After the rodeo-goers returned and left in their vehicles, Deputy Bell was locking up the park gates. That’s when the deputy suffered a stroke, the constable’s office says.

Around 2:30 a.m., a good Samaritan found the deputy unresponsive but breathing, and used the deputy’s radio to call dispatch for help.

Deputies and EMS responded to the scene, and Deputy Bell was transported to the hospital by helicopter.

"We are asking for everyone’s thoughts and prayers for Deputy Bell and his family," the Harris County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office wrote on Facebook.