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Off-Duty Texas Cop Killed Helping at Crash Scene

April 29, 2013  | 

Two off-duty Pasadena (Texas) Police officers were on their way home from a hunting trip Friday, when one was killed and the other was injured while helping crash victims on Interstate 10.

Larry Candelari, 49, was killed and Mike Huffman, 49, was seriously injured at about 9:40 p.m. Friday when they were hit by an 18-wheeler near Kerrville, reports the Houston Chronicle.

A semi-truck veering to miss a U-Haul trailer struck the vehicles on the right shoulder of the interstate.

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DaveS @ 4/30/2013 6:41 AM

IT just goes to show you what kind of people are police officers for the most part...they could have driven right by this and no one would have known they were "public servants" but they chose to stop and paid with his life and one is seriously injured. I hope the PD does what they can for them....they were doing police work!!!!!

PCB @ 4/30/2013 8:02 PM

God bless both of these officers that never passed by a citizen that needed help. Those are true Peace Officers. That is what the job is about. My heart is so heavy at the price they had to pay for just being excellent and caring officers. For all the rookies out there, this is what it is all about! If you don't have this dedication and would just drive by a situation like this, you might want to pick another profession.

Old timer @ 5/1/2013 7:19 AM

Got to agree with the comment above. Going above and beyond like this is what separates "Peace Officers" from just law enforcement. For these two, it was a 24/7 job. God rest Officer Candelari and protect Officer Huffman in the days ahead.

Janet @ 5/1/2013 9:01 AM

Law Enforcement in my area goes above and beyond the call of duty. I listen to the police radio and they do stuff that the surrounding municipalites will not do. We have some good Law Enforcement Agencies all over the U.S. Please pray for all of them!

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