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El Paso Police Officer Killed in Eastside Crash

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POSTED: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 7:52am

UPDATED: Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 9:52pm

El Paso – An El Paso police officer was killed early Wednesday morning after the police car he was riding in slammed into another car.

Investigators say it happened around 1:00 a.m. at the intersection of Saul Kleinfeld and Zaragoza, which remained closed for much of the morning.

The police car collided with a silver Mercedes. The officer in the passenger seat of the police car died at the scene. The officer who was driving the police car was rushed to University Medical Center with serious injuries.

The driver of the Mercedes suffered minor injuries and was charged with intoxicated manslaughter. It is not yet clear who is at fault in the crash.

Police are still investigating.
 

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THIS STORY IS VERY MISLEADING! THE OFFICER'S CRUISER WAS HIT BY A 19 YEAR OLD DRUNK DRIVER WHO BLEW THROUGH A RED LIGHT. THE CRUISER DID NOT HIT THE OTHER CAR. THIS IS IRRESPONSIBLE REPORTING JUST TO STIR UP MORE NEGATIVITY TOWARDS THE POLICE. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF AS A JOURNALIST TO POST SOMETHING BEFORE CHECKING YOUR FACTS.
MAY OUR BROTHER REST IN PEACE.

Yes and at least everyone realizes that being a police officer is not an easy job. An officer has to deal with all the bad people not only that they have to be careful driving at night for drunk drivers. Put yourselves into their shoes and its not easy being a cop.

So sad to hear this, may he rest in peace. Hope that the other Officer makes it, my prayers are with him. THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO, YOU RISK YOUR LIVES TO KEEP US SAFE.

He was a very good friend Im in shock .Just I cant belive it. rest in peace my pray be with you.Im deeply saddened to hear of your loss. and my thoughts are with you.

AVANTE IMAGE:::: our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the fallen officers family and friends as well as his law enforcement family!!!!! i want to take this moment to extend our gratitude to each and every law enforcement officer out there!!!!! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!!!

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