Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # 10371
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Charged with manslaughter
Officer Olazar was killed when his patrol car was rear-ended by a vehicle on I-280. He and his partner had just pulled to the shoulder of the road when a drunk driver traveling at a high rate of speed struck their patrol car. The impact caused both doors to be jammed shut and the patrol car to burst into flames. Officer Olazar's partner was able to free himself by shooting out his window and crawling out.
After an unsuccessful attempt to free Officer Olazar, his partner was able to free the three occupants of the pickup truck. The driver was charged with DUI, vehicular manslaughter, and driving on a suspended license.
Officer Olazar had served with the agency for 7 years.