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

Top News

Memphis Cop Fired for Fatal Crash

February 20, 2013  | 

A Memphis Police officer involved in an on-duty crash that killed two people last year has been fired following a state investigation, police said Tuesday.

Alex Beard, 23, was fired Monday following a probe by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. He was charged with failing to adhere to regulations regarding responding to calls, personal conduct and motor-vehicle damage.

The fatal crash happened about 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at Crump and Walnut near Downtown. Beard, heading east on Crump, was responding to a request for help from another officer. Police said Beard ran a red light without his lights or sirens on, a violation of department policy.

His car collided with a 1996 Mercury Mystique, which was heading west on Crump and turning south on Walnut. The collision killed Mackala Ross, 13, and Delores Epps, 54.

Read the full Commercial Appeal story.

Tags: Memphis PD, Police Vehicle Accidents, Officer Fired


Be the first to comment on this story





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

SkidCar System Inc. Receives Award from ALERT International
SkidCar System, Inc. was honored with the Z-Man Achievement Award due to the company's...

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