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Police Officer Lyndon Fred King | Grand Prairie Police Department, Texas Grand Prairie Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Lyndon Fred King

Grand Prairie Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, March 1, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 342

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Charged with manslaughter

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Officer King was struck and killed by a drunk driver while working an accident scene on I-30 near the 7th Avenue overpass. He was standing in front of his patrol car when a truck slammed into the rear of it, causing it to spin around and hit Officer King. Officer King was transported to a local hospital but had succumbed to his injuries before his arrival.

The driver of the vehicle was charged with manslaughter.

Officer King had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife, 18-month-old son, and mother.

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34 years ago today my friend. That shift will be in my memory forever. We had such good times, no matter what rotation we were on with Sgt McClaskey's shift!

Don Wills P054
Grand Prairie Police Department
March 1, 2016

 

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