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Injured deputy improving
Trinity Standard - November 2008
TRINITY – The medical condition of a Trinity County deputy sheriff critically injured in a one-car accident on Oct. 25 is improving, according to reports from the Trinity County Sheriff’s Department,
Chief Deputy Donald Fisher said Monday that Deputy Henry Giles, 35, had regained consciousness and was responding to instructions from the medical staff.
“His eyes are open and he is breathing more on his own, although he still is being helped by a respirator,” Fisher said.
Giles sustained head, body and leg trauma when his patrol car struck a deer at about 11:30 p.m. Oct. 25 while traveling south on Highway 94 near Trinity. Following the impact with the deer, the patrol car left the roadway and collided with two trees.
Fisher said he is currently scheduled to undergo surgery on his knees sometime this week.
A bank account to accept donations to help offset Giles’ expenses has been established at the Citizen’s State Bank in Groveton, Account No. 65 240 7.
Donations may be mailed to: Deputy Henry Giles c/o Citizen’s State Bank, P.O. Box 830, Groveton, Texas 75845 or to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, Attn: Henry Giles Benefit, P.O. Box 95, Groveton, Texas 75845.