16Dec2012

Patrolman Angel David Garcia

El Paso Police Department, Texas — Patrolman Angel Garcia was struck and killed by an automobile on I-10, near  Hawkins Boulevard, while clearing a hazard out of the roadway.
He had  stopped his vehicle in the travel lane, with his emergency equipment activated,  to block traffic as he removed the ladder at approximately 7:15 am. Another  vehicle swerved to avoid striking his patrol car but struck another car, causing  a chain reaction crash. Patrolman Garcia was struck by one of the vehicles in  the crash.
He was transported to Del Sol Medical Center where he  succumbed to his wounds.
Patrolman Garcia was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran  and had served with the El Paso Police Department for only nine months.

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