Note of thanks, prayer left on Montgomery Co. deputy's squad car

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

CONROE, TX (KTRK) -- In the wake of the fatal shooting of Harris County deputy Darren Goforth, citizens are showing their support and appreciation for law enforcement officers.

On Tuesday, Montgomery Co. deputy constable Josh Brown found a stranger's note on the windshield of his patrol vehicle as he was about to go on duty. It included a message of appreciation and a prayer.

That evening, while on duty, Deputy Brown was struck by a teen learning to drive and ended up being transported by ambulance to the hospital. And while Constable Kenneth 'Rowdy' Hayden says it was just an accident and the deputy will be fine, the prayers for them are very much appreciated.

"Certainly, having your patrol vehicle struck while you're inside is not a good thing, but it could've been so much worse," Constable Hayden said. "We're thankful to God that no one was killed or critically injured and we're very grateful for the prayers of the young lady that left the note on Deputy Brown's car, and to everyone who prays for us. It means more than they'll ever know."