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NYPD Officer Killed, 8 Officers Injured in Crash

September 22, 2014  | 

A rookie police officer died Sunday morning when an NYPD van bound for the United Nations slammed into a barrier in the Bronx, ejecting him onto the pavement, police said.

Michael Williams, 25, who had only joined the force in January, died in the 5:03 a.m. crash, NYPD Chief of Department Philip Banks told the New York Daily News.

Eight other officers in the van were injured. Banks said police were examining whether heavy early morning showers were to blame for the tragic crash but would not elaborate on a possible cause, citing the ongoing investigation.

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TX Lawman @ 9/22/2014 11:26 AM

Another tragic loss in the thin blue line. So sorry for the loss of Officer Michael Williams. May the Lord be with him and his family. Prayers to them all of the officers in the van and their families also.

kevCopAz @ 9/22/2014 12:20 PM

A short time that he served but thank you officer. I thanks God that more of our LEOs were not killed.

TERRY F. ZECH VAPD (RET) @ 9/22/2014 1:02 PM

Who put up the barrier and why was it not visible. Sorry for the loss of your Officer Michael Williams. May God rest his soul as we carry on the duties that we all have shared for years. Stay safe out there.

Mike @ 9/22/2014 1:17 PM

Thank You for your service Officer Williams.

Mikecarstop @ 9/22/2014 3:22 PM

Thank you for your service. RIP.

Ron L @ 9/22/2014 4:42 PM

Rest in Peace Officer Williams and may your family remember with pride the goodness in your heart. God knows what your potential was and His justice will certainly reward you for all the sacrifices and countless acts of kindness which you would have shown had you served a full career. I say a prayer too for the Officer driving the vehicle for he will have to live with the tragedy, always judging harshly himself for the loss of one brother and the injuries to the others.

TheRookie @ 9/23/2014 2:18 AM

R.I.P. Officer Williams. Your short time was served doing what you had wanted. Way to many this year. Way to many.
Glad to hear that S.B.P.D. Officer Gabriel Garcia has been brought out of medical induced come & is now breathing on his own. Capt. Ron Garcia (Dad) said they are taking it one-day-at-at-time & he's a fighter. Best Wishes S.B.P.D. & S.B.S.O. Keep the visits up.

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