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Texas Cop Struck by Vehicle Removing Ladder from Roadway

December 16, 2012  | 

A 27-year-old El Paso (Texas) Police officer just nine months out of the police academy was killed Sunday morning while trying to remove a ladder from Interstate 10.

Officer Angel Garcia was struck when he was outside of his patrol vehicle trying to remove the ladder that was in the roadway on Interstate 10 East across from Cielo Vista Mall near the Hawkins exit, police spokesman Detective Mike Baranyay said.

Garcia had graduated from the police academy in March, Baranyay said.

Read the full El Paso Times story.

Tags: Duty Deaths, El Paso PD, Officers Struck By Vehicles


Comments (4)

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Ima Leprechaun @ 12/17/2012 12:53 PM

He was doing his job and doing it well. I hope they caught the suspect that killed him. Whenever I removed anything on the freeway I shut it down but thats just me, traffic can wait until I'm done. He did not have enough experience to know that but he was trying to do what was right and I cannot fault him for that. He's still a hero in my eyes.

Cam @ 12/17/2012 5:00 PM

See Feinstein, cars are lethal weapons too. Will you outlaw them as well? My prayers go out to the family and loved ones of Officer Garcia, you are a hero and God Bless You.

S.S @ 12/18/2012 12:21 PM

I had the oppurtunity to meet Officer Garcia a couple of times. He worked the same hours that my unit does. Officer Garcia's funeral is set for Friday, and we're just working out the final arrangements for the procession. Officer Garcia was an outstanding officer from what I saw. He did his job with pride, and it was done well. R.I.P. Officer Garcia.

S.S @ 12/21/2012 6:42 AM

It's 740 hrs now, and we're getting set to start the final procession and begin our farewell to Officer Angel Garcia. May you rest in peace Angel. I know that you are up there watching over the rest of us. R.I.P.

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