Jovian Motley Obituary, Death – It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) announces the untimely passing of Correctional Officer Jovian Motley. On November 13, 2023, while serving at the Wainwright Unit in Houston County, Texas, Officer Motley lost his life in the line of duty. He was just 27 years old and had joined the agency in October 2022. Officer Motley’s death is a tragic reminder of the dangers faced by those who serve in the field of corrections.
He made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting his fellow officers and the public, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to serving his community. TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier expressed his deep sorrow and referred to Officer Motley as a hero whose courage and dedication will always be remembered. The Texas Board of Criminal Justice Chairman Eric Nichols also paid tribute to the fallen officer, emphasizing that his sacrifice serves as a solemn reminder of the bravery exhibited by correctional officers every day.
The circumstances surrounding Officer Motley’s death are currently under investigation by the Office of Inspector General. As a result, the agency will not be releasing any further details at this time. The TDCJ stands in solidarity with Officer Motley’s family, friends, and co-workers during this incredibly difficult time. They are in the thoughts and prayers of everyone in the department.
Officer Jovian Motley will forever be remembered for his selflessness and courage in the face of danger. His sacrifice will not be forgotten, and his legacy will continue to inspire those who follow in his footsteps. May he rest in eternal peace, knowing that his service made a difference in the lives of many.