Va. officer killed in crash while on duty

Officer Hunter Edwards was responding to a call when his vehicle crashed

Duty Death: Hunter Edwards - [Winchester, Virginia]

End of Service: 11/24/2018


WINCHESTER, Va. — An officer was killed Saturday in a vehicle crash while on duty, according to the Winchester Police Department.

Around 10:45 p.m., Officer Hunter Edwards was involved in a single vehicle crash on West Jubal Drive in the City of Winchester.

Pictured is Officer Hunter Edwards. (Photo/ODMP)
Pictured is Officer Hunter Edwards. (Photo/ODMP)

The 30-year-old officer was responding to a call about a fight just a few blocks away. Police have not released any further details about the incident that took Edwards’ life.

Chief John Piper said, “This is going to be a very difficult time for Hunter’s family and for each of us. Take care of yourselves; take care of each other.”

Police said Edwards served the Winchester Police Department for four years in the Patrol Division and he was also a member of the SWAT team.

Edwards is survived by many family members including his wife, Tara Edwards, and stepson.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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