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May 23, 2011
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Ala. officer killed while escorting a funeral

Tuscaloosa Officer Trevor Phillips, a 10-year vet, was killed when car did U-turn in front of him

By PoliceOne Staff

Tuscaloosa Police Officer Trevor Phillips, a 10-year veteran of the department and a member of its SWAT team, was killed while working as an escort for a funeral procession. 

Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson told a local TV station that Officer Phillips was passing the procession on the left and a person “decided, apparently, that they no longer wanted to be a part of the funeral procession and decided to make a U-turn and were going to go the opposite way and unfortunately didn’t look before they did and turned in front of him and his motorcycle collided with the vehicle.”

This caused a collision in which Officer Phillips was thrown from the motorcycle.

Chief Anderson indicated that no charges have been filed against the driver who made the U-turn and caused the fatal accident.

Agency Information:
Tuscaloosa Police Department
3801 Mill Creek Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

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