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Louisiana Officer Killed in Head-On Highway Collision

September 10, 2018  | 

Police Officer Kirt Ricks of the Montgomery (LA) Police Department was killed in a head-on vehicle collision on Friday. Image courtesy of ODMP.
Police Officer Kirt Ricks of the Montgomery (LA) Police Department was killed in a head-on vehicle collision on Friday. Image courtesy of ODMP.

Police Officer Kirt Ricks of the Montgomery (LA) Police Department was killed in a head-on vehicle collision on Friday.

According to ODMP, Ricks' patrol vehicle left the roadway on the right side. He overcorrected, causing the patrol car to enter the opposing travel lane and collide with an oncoming vehicle head-on. Officer Ricks and another man—identified as 65-year-old Gary W. Pinder—were both killed in the collision.

The passenger of Pinder's vehicle—who was also reportedly not wearing a seatbelt—sustained minor injuries.


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Jon Retired LEO @ 9/10/2018 1:23 PM

A tragic situation indeed! Rest in peace Officer Ricks and also to citizen Gary W. Pinder. Prayers to the families of both men. Officer Pinder was out trying to protect and serve and whatever caused him to leave the roadway is tragic. The citizen who was killed was doing nothing wrong only being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Might be a harsh reminder to the passenger who was injured to wear your seatbelt.

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