POSTED: Monday, October 18, 2010 - 5:37pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 3:12pm
The chief of police, Gregory K. Allen, has released a statement in regards to last week's fatal car accident that killed El Paso police officer Karl McDonough.
The statement reads:
"October 13, 2010 was a sad day for the El Paso Police Department. We lost a true warrior, not only for our City but also for our nation as he was a veteran of the United States Army. Over the next two days we will be attending services intended to memorialize the life and service of Officer Karl McDonough. Although the past few days have been difficult for us as a Department it has undoubtedly been even more difficult for the McDonough family. I ask that the citizens of El Paso join us in sending out their thoughts and prayers to this officer's family and friends. I would like to thank the community for their support during this time, it will not be forgotten by the McDonough family or the officers of the El Paso Police Department."
Karl McDonough was killed last Wednesday when his police unit was hit by a suspected drunk driver. A memorial service is being held tonight until 9 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home.