Texas cop killed en route to fire scene
A tractor trailer driving the opposite way crossed lanes and hit the patrol car
Duty Death: Michael Smith - [Rankin, Texas]
By PoliceOne Staff
RANKIN, Texas — An Upton County Sheriff's Deputy was killed in a crash Friday while traveling to assist firefighters at the scene of a fire.
A tractor trailer driving the opposite way crossed lanes just before 7:00 a.m. and hit the patrol car of Deputy Michael Smith, killing him, according to The Officer Down Memorial Page.
Smith, 44, was a 2 1/2 year police veteran.