Dallas officer killed in motorcycle crash on Interstate 20

- A Dallas police officer on a motorcycle was killed Saturday morning in a crash on Interstate 20, the department said.

In a press conference, Chief Renee Hall said Sr. Corporal Earl Jamie Givens was a 32 year Veteran of the Dallas Police Department.

All eastbound lanes on Interstate 20 were closed at Bonnie View Road.  The crash happened around 6 a.m. 

The Dallas officer was part of a courtesy escort to the county line for a fellow officer's burial in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Police said he had blocked the Bonnie View entrance ramp of EB I-20 for the escort when he was stuck by an SUV.

The driver of the SUV was taken into custody after officers conducted a field sobriety test.

The Dallas police officer was transported to Baylor Hospital.

The officer's name has not been released.

 

 

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