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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Monday November 13th, 2023 :: 09:00 a.m. CST


“Protect Those Who Protect You” — First Responder Media Availability Highlighting Crash Responder Safety Week

November 13, 2023 
Email: [email protected]


  • Harris County Sheriff, Ed Gonzalez
  • TranStar Executive Director, Brian Mason
  • H-GAC Roadway Safety Manager, David Fink
  • Houston Automobile Dealers Assoc President, Wyatt Wainwright
  • Houston Fire Department Chief, Samuel Pena 
  • Houston Police Department Representative
  • Director of Transportation and Drainage Operations for Houston Public Works, Veronica Davis
  • Tow Operators (Tow and Go, MAP)
  • TxDOT PIO, Danny Perez

WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Houston TranStar, 6922 Katy Rd. Houston, TX 77024


Mark your calendars for November 15 as Houston TranStar joins forces with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Houston-Galveston Area Council, and the Houston Automobile Dealer’s Association to recognize Crash Responder Safety Week (CRSW), bringing to light the courageous and often underrepresented stories of local responders.


“Every day, traffic incident responders risk their lives to ensure roads are functional and safe,” said Brian Mason, TranStar’s Executive Director.


Participating agencies in this event work roadway crashes daily alongside firefighters, emergency medical services, law enforcement, towing and recovery, public works, and safety service patrols.


Collectively, traffic incident responders assist road users in distress, applying rehearsed procedures to provide emergency traffic control and quickly clear incidents from roadways.


“We often work inches from cars and trucks driving by way too fast, sometimes 80 miles per hour or more,” said Ed Gonzalez, Harris County Sheriff. “We want drivers in Houston to understand the risks that responders take every day, and we need for vehicles passing by traffic incidents to slow down, move over, and stay alert.”


On-Site Visuals and Interviews for Media Partners:

  • Crashed and/or wrecked vehicles from previous incidents
  • Interviews with Law Enforcement who have been hit while responding to incidents
  •  Interviews with traffic safety personnel from TranStar, H-GAC, HADA, TxDOT, Houston Fire Department Chief, Houston Police Department, and Houston Public Works
  • Opportunities for media to capture photography and B-Roll for publishing and broadcast

Please RSVP if you plan to attend by emailing [email protected]

Harris County Sheriff's Office
1200 Baker St
Houston, TX 77002

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 713-221-6000

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