Officer Kurt Allen Carlson was killed in an off-duty motorcycle crash (Photo: Mesa PD)

Officer Kurt Allen Carlson was killed in an off-duty motorcycle crash (Photo: Mesa PD)

A Mesa (AZ) Police Department officer was killed in a motorcycle accident in Washington state on Monday while off duty, officials said.

Officer Kurt Allen Carlson, 42, was riding his motorcycle on a road near Twisp, WA, when he apparently lost control and left the roadway about 7 p.m., according to an Okanogan County (WA) Sheriff's Office report.

Carlson and his motorcycle ended up in a river near the road, the report said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report.

The 17-year veteran of the Mesa Police Department worked as a patrol officer, Mesa Family Advocacy Center detective, and since 2007 had been assigned to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, reports the Arizona Republic.

Carlson was married with two children.

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