Motorcycle accident claims life of Fort Bend Deputy and injures another
By LeaAnne Klentzman
Two Fort Bend county detectives were involved in an off duty motorcycle accident early Sunday morning. According to Katy police department Assistant Chief Tim Tyler Detective Moses Perez and Detective Shelley Nicodemus were traveling west bound along the feeder road of I10 between Katy Fort Bend Road and Pin Oak Road when the motorcycle there were riding on careened out of control.
Tyler said the accident occurred in the city of Katy in the northern tip of Fort Bend County.
Katy police are working the accident scene and investigation. Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said, “Investigator Shelley Nicodemus died from injuries sustained in the accident and Investigator Moses Perez suffered head and back injuries.” He explained, “Nicodemus was the passenger on the 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and was found about 30 feet from the motorcycle. Perez was found closer to the bike.”
Shelley Nicodemus, 45, has been with the Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office since shortly after graduation from Lamar High School in Rosenberg. She began her career at the sheriff’s office in 1985 as a dispatcher and civilian employee before becoming a deputy sheriff and then an Investigator in the Sex Crimes Unit.
Moses Perez, the purported driver of the bike is also a long time employee of the sheriff’s office. He is a Dulles High School graduate who served in the Army before joining the sheriff’s office as a deputy in 1990.
He too is an Investigator, serving in the Burglary and Theft Division.
Perez was taken from the accident scene via air ambulance to Hermann Hospital in Houston where he underwent surgery for his injuries. He was released from the hospital Monday afternoon.
Shelly Nicodemus spent most of her life in Rosenberg and had only recently moved to the Katy area where she and her daughter shared their lives with Moses Perez and his son.
A full honors funeral was held Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Rosenberg. Services were under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, the Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office and the police motorcycle club Los Carnales / La Familia in which Nicodemus and Perez were both actively involved.
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