Off-duty Texas cop killed by drunk driver

The officer was in uniform in his personal vehicle when another driver ran a red light, crashing into him


By Erin Mulvaney
The Houston Chronicle  

HOUSTON — A 16-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff's Office was killed by an alleged drunken driver who ran a red light early Sunday.

Sgt. Dwayne Polk, 47, most recently assigned to the transportation unit, was in uniform driving his tan-colored Chevrolet Silverado around 3 a.m. at the intersection of West Little York and North Shepherd. Andres Munos-Munos, 22, sped through the red light at the intersection in his white GMC pickup, crashing into the driver's side door of Polk's truck, said Houston Police Department spokesman John Cannon.

Cannon said evidence at the scene and statements from Munos indicate that he was intoxicated. The man was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital after he complained of minor injuries. The deputy died at the scene.

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