Senior Police Officer Christopher James Driver

Senior Police Officer Christopher James Driver

Rocky Mount Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, June 23, 2018

Christopher James Driver

Senior Police Officer Christopher Driver was killed in a vehicle crash in front of 4112 South Church Street while on duty at approximately 10:30 pm.

His patrol car collided with the back of a tree-trimming bucket truck that was left parked in his travel lane. The truck was being towed illegally when its brakes failed and the 46-year-old driver had to stop. While the driver went in search of help, Officer Driver who was responding to the scene, after being told that the truck was possibly stolen, hit the vehicle. The lights on the back of the vehicle were so dim they could not be seen unless one was very close to them. The driver was arrested and charged with illegal tow of a vehicle, leaving an unattended vehicle, and misdemeanor death by vehicle. Another man, who was in the truck that was hit, ran away when the accident happened. He was charged with illegal tow of a vehicle, misdemeanor death by vehicle, and leaving the scene of an accident. The accident is being investigated by the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Officer Driver had served with the Rocky Mount Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years, 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

vehicle crash

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I have waited nearly four months to write this reflection brother. I still can't believe it, why? why are you not here? Why were you taken so soon? You were one of my best friends, I just don't get it. Those are questions I often ask myself and I hate it. It wasn't by choice we all know that. I will forever cherish the memories inside and outside of work, the laughs, the football games the bonfires, the list goes on and on. The world definitely isn't the same without you here. Keep looking down watching over us brother, we love you forever Chris.

-Fox

Senior Officer Foxworth
Rocky Mount Police Department

October 3, 2018

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