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Police Officers Killed, Injured in Major Crashes

Police Officers Killed, Injured in Major Crashes

A sergeant in the Harris County Sheriff’s office is killed on his way home from work in a wreck with a suspected drunk driver.   The sergeant was broadsided early Saturday at the corner of North Shepherd and West Little York.


Investigators have not released the sergeant’s name.  The say he died immediately.


In an unrelated incident, a Houston police officer is recovering in the hospital after his patrol car was hit early Saturday on Highway 290 at Hollister Road.


The officer was reportedly blocking traffic because of another accident, when he was hit by a pickup truck.  The truck driver is also in the hospital; no word on whether he will face charges.


(Photo courtesy KPRC Local 2)


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