Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 13 years
Badge # 10657
Cause: Weather/Natural disaster
Officer Britt Thomas Irvine was killed when his patrol car was washed off of a roadway in a terrible storm attributed to the El Niño phenomenon.
Officer Irvine and his partner, Officer Rick Stovall, were responding to a call to assist stranded motorists on Highway 166 when the storm washed out the section of roadway they were on. Both officers were killed and several other motorists were washed into the water as well. Their patrol car was found upside down under silt, mud, and debris approximately 100 yards from the roadway.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Officer Ricky Bill Stovall