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Texas Sgt. Killed In Crash with Dump Truck

August 20, 2013  | 

A veteran Pharr (Texas) Police officer who touched the lives of many was killed earlier this month in a crash with a dump truck.

Sgt. Jorge Luis Garcia, 51, was driving a red Ford Ranger toward the Pharr International Bridge for an operational meeting with other officers under his command, when he collided with a dump truck at the intersection of Cage Boulevard and Anaya Road. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 4:43 p.m.

San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez, who worked for 20 years in the Pharr department, was once under Garcia’s supervision and then later became Garcia's supervisor. He said Garcia was one of the most respected members of the agency, reports The Monitor.

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plato's playdough @ 8/21/2013 3:47 AM

My condolences to the Officer's family. The linked article relates: Police said late Friday night that Garcia was driving to a meeting at the Pharr International Bridge to discuss operations with officers under his command. The dump truck’s driver, a 55-year-old man, asked to be taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released. No cause of the wreck had been determined Friday night. // Was this a city vehicle? Were it's lights functioning? What was the rate of speed for each?// An accident usually results in a citation. The family of the Officer deserves to know.

cool hand luke @ 8/21/2013 11:47 AM

Your right the family does have a right to know, not the entire world.

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