Bio & Incident Details
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Badge # 247
Cause: Motorcycle crash
Officer David Reese was killed in a motorcycle accident in downtown when he collided with a truck.
Officer Reese and his partner had been assigned to retrieve court documents and after placing them in the back of his motorcycle he began to make his way back to the JSO Building. When Officer Reese pulled away he realized that his partners motorcycle had failed to start and paused for a moment before entering an intersection. As he entered the intersection a semi trailer ran the red light and struck Officer Reese, dragging him over 175 feet. Officer Reese incurred massive head trauma.
The driver of the truck received only a ticket; however, the family sued the trucking company and received a monetary award.
Officer Reese had served with the agency for six years and had previously served with the United States Army Military Police. He was survived by his wife and son.