In a tragic incident, Arlington Police Officer Darrin McMichael lost his life in a hit-and-run crash in Dallas this morning. Officer McMichael, who had dedicated 24 years to the Arlington Police Department, lost his life in the line of duty.
Please keep Officer McMichael’s family, friends, and the APD community in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. His memory and service will undoubtedly be remembered and cherished by the community and the Arlington Police Department. Here’s what we know everything about the crash.
Darrin Mcmichael killed in a crash in Dallas
An Arlington police officer lost his life in a crash in Dallas on Thursday morning while en route to work, as reported by the department. Officer Darrin McMichael passed away at a hospital following the incident, which occurred on Interstate 20 near Dowdy Ferry Road.
The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department has not yet provided details regarding the circumstances that led to the crash in response to an inquiry.
What happened to Darrin McMichael?
Early Thursday morning, tragedy struck as an Arlington Police Department officer, Officer Darrin McMichael (Badge #1805), was on his way to work.
While he was heading towards his duty station, a crash occurred near the intersection of I-20 and Dowdy Ferry Road in Dallas. As a result of this collision, Officer McMichael sustained severe injuries and was immediately transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of medical personnel, Officer McMichael’s injuries were too severe, and he was tragically pronounced deceased at the hospital.
The exact details and circumstances surrounding the crash may be subject to an ongoing investigation to determine the cause and factors involved.
This heartbreaking incident underscores the risks and dangers that law enforcement officers face while serving their communities.
Officer Darrin McMichael’s dedication to his duty and the ultimate sacrifice he made in the line of duty is a profound loss for the Arlington Police Department and the community he served.
Arlington police Chief Al Jones said in a written statement:
“This is a devastating loss that will be felt for a long time,” “Please pray for his wife, who is also an APD employee, his family, his friends, and his APD family. They need all the support they can get right now.”
Irving Police Department Posted,
Early this morning, our brothers and sisters at the Arlington Police Department lost one of their own. Please keep the family of Officer Darrin McMichael and the department in your thoughts and prayers.
Who was Darrin McMichael?
Officer Darrin McMichael had a distinguished career within the Arlington Police Department, serving as a valued member of the department’s motorcycle unit. Officer McMichael was a consummate professional who made a huge positive difference in the community.
His dedication to law enforcement spanned an impressive 24 years, during which he contributed his skills and commitment to various roles.
Before joining the motorcycle unit, Officer McMichael served as a patrol officer, where he worked diligently to maintain public safety, and as a detective in the North Patrol District, where he applied his investigative expertise to help solve cases and protect the community.
For the past 13 years, he had been an integral part of the motorcycle unit, demonstrating his proficiency in this specialized area of policing.
Officer McMichael’s career trajectory showcased his versatility and dedication to his duty, making him a respected and cherished member of the Arlington Police Department.
We at Medico Topics pray for his loved ones and the APD family as they navigate this road to recovery together. Please feel free to drop condolences to Darrin McMichael by leaving a note in the comments section below.
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