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Texas officer dies following hit-and-run

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June 17, 2013

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Texas officer dies following hit-and-run

Officer Down: William Sprague - [Texarkana , Texas]

End of Service: 06/15/2013

By PoliceOne Staff

TEXARKANA, Texas — Officer William Sprague, 30, succumbed on Saturday to injuries sustained the previous night when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while investigating a disturbance at a local park at approximately 0030 hours.

Officer Sprague had responded to an incident — reportedly involving approximately 100 people — and was attempting to make contact with the driver of an SUV, according to reports

The vehicle suddenly accelerated, struck Officer Sprague, and then fled the area. The subject who struck Officer Sprague was arrested the following day after being interviewed by detectives.

Sprague served with the Texarkana Police Department for two years and had previously served with several agencies in Arkansas. He is survived by his wife and 4-year-old son.

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