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Officer Earl David Price | Pawnee Police Department, Illinois Pawnee Police Department, Illinois


Earl David Price

Pawnee Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, November 5, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 13 years

Badge # SG-713

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: No charges filed

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Officer Earl Price was struck and killed by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver.

Officer Price was involved in a pursuit with a vehicle that ended in the suspect's vehicle crashing at 1:30 am. When Officer Price and his partner exited their patrol car to investigate, a 10-ton grain truck, which was being operated by an intoxicated driver, struck their patrol car pushing it into both officers. Officer Price was killed and his partner was injured, but recovered.

The driver of the grain truck was never charged because the state's attorney's office indicated they did not have sufficient evidence to prosecute on charges of driving under the influence or reckless homicide.

Officer Price had served with the Pawnee Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife, son and daughter.

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To the family of Officer Earl Price,
This July, over 60 riders and support personnel will ride across Illinois on our 9th Annual COPS Cycle Across Illinois. We will wear shirts and bracelets with Earl's name and will remember him by dedicating a portion of our ride to him. We will never forget Earl, his family or the Pawnee PD.

Mark Hannan
June 17, 2013


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