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Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
October 29, 2013
NC officer killed driving cruiser off bridge
Officer Down: Robert Bingaman - [Asheville, North Carolina]
PoliceOne Member since 03/27/2009
End of Service: 10/29/2013
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — An Asheville police officer died on Tuesday after he crashed his cruiser off the Jeff Bowen Bridge on Tuesday afternoon, according to WLOS.
According to police, Officer Robert Bingaman was in the vehicle when it plunged from the bridge just before 1 p.m.
A witness told WLOS the cruiser appeared to be going at a high rate of speed and was not using its lights or siren when it crashed.
Rescue workers extracted the officer from the vehicle around 1:30 p.m.
Chief William Anderson said, “Our prayers and deepest condolences are with Officer Bingaman and his family.” He said Officer Bingaman was a “great guy who did his job.”
Reprinted with permission from MyFox8
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