DALLAS - 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.