Officer Corille Jones was driving east when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle traveling north around 2:30 午前. 交通事故で死亡, 交通事故で死亡.
ジョーンズ, who went by the nickname “C.J.” was transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries, 警察は言った. The other driver involved in the crash was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mayor Jim Strickland said he was “悲しい” to learn of Jones’ 死.
“This serves as a reminder that the men and women of the Memphis Police Department put their lives on the line each time they put on the uniform,” the mayor Twitterに書いた.
Christeian Hines, a longtime friend of Jones, described the fallen officer as a selfless person who had the gift of connecting with people and making them feel comfortable, 狐 13 メンフィス 報告.
“He was one of those people who wanted to do for people,” said Hines. “We just have to keep pushing forward and think of what C.J. would want.”
木曜日の夜, Memphis police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis tweeted that the department was grieving.
Davis also offered prayers to the family of the other driver, “a member of our community who also loss his life,” the chief noted.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will release all additional information related to the ongoing investigation, 警察は言った.