What You Should Know
The Dallas police officer dies in the crash as he escorts the body of another officer to a funeral in Louisiana.
An officer was beaten while being stopped by an SUV driver. This driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while he was drunk.
Eastbend Interstate 20 remains closed while the accident is being investigated.
A police officer from Dallas police is dead after being hit by an oncoming vehicle at a funeral in Louisiana early Saturday morning, according to Dallas police.
After Dallas Chief of Police U. Renee Hall, Sr. Corporal Earl Jamie Givens was part of the motorcycle escort for Officer Tyrone DaVince Andrews whose memorial service is scheduled for Saturday afternoon in Marion, Louisiana.
Givens was stopped and blocked the eastbound entrance ramp to Interstate 20 on Bonnie View Road with emergency lights on when he was hit by an oncoming SUV.
Other motorcycle officers in The Escort turned and made Given's help until the Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics arrived. Givens was taken to Baylor Medical Center, Dallas, where he was pronounced dead.
"We are here with broken hearts today," said Hall outside Baylor Medical Center. "Keep the Givens in your prayers, keep the city of Dallas in your prayers."
The driver of this SUV, described as a 25-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of being drunk.
Colleagues and colleagues met at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, where paramedics raided officials for treatment. The officer's body was transferred from the hospital to a medical examiner shortly after 11:00 am on Saturday.
Look and update this story for the latest update.