We regret to bring you the horrible news out of Lubbock, Texas where a Firefighter and Police Officer were struck and killed while operating at a crash scene earlier this morning. One Firefighter still remains in critical condition. Our Thoughts and prayers are with all involved. More on this horrible situation below.
LUBBOCK, Texas – “A firefighter and police officer were killed while working at the scene of a traffic crash in far North Lubbock Saturday morning, according to city officials.
A second firefighter was also critically injured.
The incident was reported around 8:50 a.m. in the area of Interstate 27 and Drew Street (Farm-to-Market Road 1294).
The deaths of the first responders were announced during a joint press conference between the Lubbock Police Department and Lubbock Fire Rescue late Saturday morning.
The victims were not identified during the press conference, but their names were later released early Saturday afternoon.
The police officer killed was identified as Nicholas Reyna, 27.
Reyna had served with LPD for one year and died at the scene, Lubbock Police Chief Floyd Mitchell said.
Eric Hill, 39, a lieutenant and paramedic died at University Medical Center, Lubbock Fire Chief Shaun Fogerson.
Hill was a 10 year veteran of LFR.
Matt Dawson, 30, a firefighter and paramedic remains hospitalized at UMC in critical condition.
Dawson has been LFR for five years.”…Continue Reading Here