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Video: 2 Okla. Officers, Suspect Killed in Vehicle Pursuit

January 24, 2014  | 

VIDEO: 2 Okla. Officers, Suspect Killed in Vehicle Pursuit

Two officers were killed during a lengthy high-speed pursuit in Western Oklahoma Thursday. Vehicles driven by Washita County Undersheriff Brian Beck, 39, and Burns Flat Police Officer Kristian Willhight, 36, crashed head-on in a rural intersection near Dill City. Both Wilhight and Beck died at the scene.

The pursuit began around 9:40 Thursday morning when Undersheriff Beck tried to serve felony arrest warrants on Quentin Lee Johnson, 27, of Sentinel, Okla. Johnson, who was wanted on drug and weapons charges, fled in his pickup truck with Beck in hot pursuit.

Johnson lost control of his vehicle, drove into an embankment and was killed just before the two officers crashed.

Tags: Vehicle Pursuits, Officer Down, Washita County (Okla.) Sheriff, Burns Flat (Okla.) PD


Comments (10)

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Whack my willy @ 1/24/2014 3:53 PM

God Speed my brothers

Cherry @ 1/24/2014 4:20 PM

Rest in peace my brothers.

Chris Lawrence @ 1/24/2014 5:45 PM

Too bad two good men had to pay the ultimate price for one loser. Who won't even be able to face a judge for his crimes. R.I.P. brothers.

Robert @ 1/26/2014 7:28 AM

Such a sad day for both of the officers. Many prayers to their families and colleagues. In the future: Officers, Deputies, Highway Patrol and other law enforcement people, PLEASE BUCKLE UP. This may have been prevented if they had just clicked it!

warrantman @ 1/26/2014 2:48 PM

@Robert you are right 8 times more likly to be injured or killed in a traffic crash than at the hands of a violent offender. Please my Brothers buckle up.

steve @ 1/27/2014 7:22 AM

Sympathy and prayers go out to the families of these two officers.
To those officers who may read this and are not wearing their seatbelt...please, if not for yourself do it for your family...BUCKLE UP!

S.S. @ 1/27/2014 9:10 AM

My prayers go out to all affected by this tragic incident. RIP brothers in blue.

TX Lawman @ 1/27/2014 10:56 AM

My prayers go out to both of the officer's families. What a tragic loss. Be safe Blue!

j @ 1/27/2014 12:36 PM

RIP!!!! arrive alive Blue and Brown!!!!

Jamie @ 2/10/2014 1:30 PM

Officer Willhight WAS wearing his seat belt. (this is his sister)

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