POSTED: Monday, December 17, 2012 - 5:50pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 8:57am
EL PASO — The El Paso Police Department released a photo of Officer Angel Garcia, the police officer who was hit and killed on I-10 Sunday.
Garcia, 27, stopped his patrol car on I-10 eastbound near Hawkins Sunday morning.
Police said he got out to remove a ladder that had fallen on the pavement, but a four-car collision followed and one car struck Officer Garcia. He died a short time later at Del Sol medical center.
Alcohol was not believed to be a factor. Garcia just graduated from the academy this past March and also served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Funeral arrangements have not yet been set.
Police would appreciate a call to Crime Stoppers for any information about how the ladder fell onto I-10 near Hawkins.