FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Drunk Driver Arrested In Killing of Houston Cop

May 29, 2011  | 

While interviewing a witness involved in a hit-and-run accident early Sunday, Houston Police Officer Kevin Will was struck and killed by a drunk driver weaving around emergency vehicles and a police barrier while intoxicated.

The driver of the Volkswagen that struck Officer Will at about 3:15 a.m. has been identified as 26-year-old Johoan Rodriguez, who was traveling east on the North Loop when his car struck the officer near the Yale exit.

Rodriguez has been charged with intoxication manslaughter of a peace officer, felony evading and possession of a controlled substance, which was identified by police as cocaine. In addition, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is investigating his citizenship status.

Officer Will, 38, had been with the department since September of 2009.

Source: Houston Chronicle

Tags: Traffic Enforcement, Drunk Driving, Duty Deaths, Houston PD, Officers Struck By Vehicles


Comments (3)

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

MikeAT @ 5/30/2011 7:42 PM

RIP Officer Will and God be with your family during this terrible time...

K. Dansby @ 5/30/2011 11:01 PM

RIP Officer Will and Officer Vann. May GOD Bless you and your families.

Sean @ 12/22/2011 12:20 AM

Where are all the stories of drunk cops killing people and then getting off the hook?

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Arrest Warrant Issued for California Tuberculosis Patient
Authorities are looking for 26-year-old Eduardo Rosas Cruz, who has been diagnosed with...
Video: Michigan Officer Dragged, Suspect Shot After Traffic Stop and Chase
When a Warren, Mich., officer made a traffic stop Tuesday for a stop sign violation, he...
Video: Motor Officer Captures Carjacking Suspect, Ends Colorado Crime Spree
Officers were responding to a carjacking when the suspects got out of the stolen truck and...
Man Wielding Sword Shot by Georgia Officer
Authorities say a man wielding a “medieval” type sword threatened a Covington (Ga.) Police...
2 Officers Wounded, Suspect Killed in Texas Standoff
Hildalgo County, Texas, authorities say a gang member wanted for capital murder was killed...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine