A Dallas police officer was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver while working an accident scene overnight, the chief said.
"Our department is once again mourning, but we are heartened by the strength of his family," Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia tweeted. "Godspeed my brother."
Tragic night for us. This, a small sign of respect and admiration for a fallen brother and his family. Thank you to all Fire/EMS and to Baylor Medical Center for your tireless efforts. Rest easy, hero. We’ll take it from here. pic.twitter.com/Dxu0AO06a8
— Eddie Garcia (@DPDChiefGarcia) February 13, 2021
At about 1:25 a.m., a 32-year-old man "driving at a high rate of speed" hit the officer who was standing outside his patrol car with emergency lights on, the Dallas police said.
The officer, whose name has not been released, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.
The driver "was found to be intoxicated and was taken into custody with charges pending," police said.
The driver and his passenger were not injured, police said.
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