LUBBOCK, Texas — Levelland Animal Control Officer Jonathan Corder, who was seriously injured in a crash October 13, has died, according to the City of Levelland.

“We couldn’t be more devastated,” Levelland Police Chief Albert Garcia said.

Corder, 41, was the passenger in a Levelland Animal Control vehicle driven by 38-year-old fellow officer Crystal Goforth.

The two were responding to a call around 10:00 a.m. and were parked on the shoulder when the vehicle was hit by a Chevrolet Silverado driven by 42-year-old Adrian Lozano, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

Goforth was pronounced dead on the scene, according to DPS, and Corder was taken to University Medical Center with severe injuries.

Corder had worked in Animal Control since March 2021, according to the City of Levelland. He leaves behind an 18-year-old son, the city said.

He died in the hospital on Thursday, according to the city.

Corder was an organ donor in life and UMC facilitated an honor walk to escort Jon’s remains into surgery, KLVT Radio said.

Read the full statement by the City of Levelland below:

Two City of Levelland Animal Control officers were involved in a vehicle accident Thursday, October 13, 2022, during which one officer was pronounced dead at the scene and the second has passed away in a Lubbock hospital.

Jonathan “Jon” Corder, 41, passed from his injuries on Thursday, October 27, 2022.

The officers were on a call for service that took them north of Levelland on Highway 385. During that call, the officers were involved in an automobile accident that claimed the life of Goforth and injured Corder. Corder was flown to a Lubbock hospital.

“We couldn’t be more devastated,” said Police Chief Albert Garcia. “Jon was a great guy and a great member of the team. Even in death, we see a shining example of his servant heart. He is blessing people all over the United States by being a member of Life-Gift.” Life-Gift is an organization that matches organ donors and recipients. “Jon is going to help dozens of people, and I can just see the smile he’d have on his face knowing that.”

Corder has worked in the Animal Control division since March 2021. He leaves an 18-year-old son.

“We were excited when Jon joined our team. We watched him grow up since grade school, so this hits us really hard,” said Captain Tammie McDonald. Corder’s father, David Corder, is a retired Sergeant with Levelland Police Department and retired as the Levelland-Hockley County Emergency Management Coordinator in 2021.

Corder and Goforth were instrumental in increasing visibility and marketability of the Levelland Animal Shelter animals, hosting local adoption events and joining up with Lubbock-area adoption events, as well.

“This is another dark day for our City of Levelland family,” said Brandon Anderson. “I hardly have the words after laying one officer to rest, and now preparing for a second. I would just ask that you keep these families and our City family in your prayers.”