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Denton County jail officer critically hurt in motorcycle crash

Co-workers of Jim Terry, a Denton County detention officer injured in a motorcycle crash, have started a GoFundMe account to raise money to offset his family’s expenses.
Co-workers of Jim Terry, a Denton County detention officer injured in a motorcycle crash, have started a GoFundMe account to raise money to offset his family’s expenses. Star-Telegram

A Denton County jail officer remained in critical condition Monday after being involved in a motorcycle crash on his way to work.

The crash, which occurred Sunday on McKinney Street near one of Denton’s city fire stations, also involved two four-wheel automobiles, including one whose driver was arrested on a charge of intoxication assault.

Jim Terry has worked as a detention officer for two years, Denton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sandi Brackeen said.

“He had a surgery today and it went well,” she said, adding that two more surgeries were scheduled for this week.

County employees have started both a GoFundMe account to help cover Terry’s expenses. An account has also been set up at Denton Area Teachers Credit Union. An account number at DATCU wasn’t available late Monday.

The driver of one of the cars, Oscar Salmaron, 42, fled the scene but was arrested shortly afterward by Denton police, Brackeen said. Salmaron is being held on several charges, including intoxication assault with a vehicle. Bond for all the charges is set at $35,000, although he is also being temporarily detained without bond on a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold.

Gordon Dickson: 817-390-7796, @gdickson

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