Lubbock police officer and firefighter killed working scene of collision
LUBBOCK, Texas – A Lubbock police officer and a firefighter were killed while working the scene of a collision on Interstate 27 Saturday morning, according to city officials.
Moreover, a second firefighter was critically injured, everythinglubbock.com reported.
The accident was reported in the area of Interstate 27 and Farm-to-Market Road 1294.
During a Saturday morning press conference, Chief Floyd Mitchell with Lubbock Police Department announced an officer was killed at the scene of the crash.
Mitchell identified the officer as a 27-year-old male who’s been with LPD for one year.
Chief Shaun Fogerson with Lubbock Fire Rescue said two of his firefighters were transported to University Medical Center.
One of the firefighters died at the hospital, while the second firefighter was reported as critically injured, according to everythinglubbock.com.
The firefighter who died was only identified as a 39-year-old male.
The injured firefighter was only identified as a 30-year-old male.
Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick released the following statement late Saturday morning:
“Terrible news in Lubbock this morning. We have lost 2 brave first responders. As we await more news, please join Jan and I in praying for the Lubbock community and the families of these heroes.”