WINCHESTER, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — The Winchester Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its own after an on-duty officer was killed in a crash Saturday night.
According to a release, 30-year-old Hunter Edwards was responding to a reported fight on South Loudoun Street just before 11 p.m.
Edwards served in the departments patrol division for four years, according to WPD. He was a member of the SWAT team and also served in the Civil Disturbance Unit.
Winchester officer killed in crash while on-duty
Police said Edwards crashed his car a few blocks away on Jubal Early Drive, and his car was the only one involved in the crash.
Va. police officer crashes vehicle, dies while on duty
This is going to be a very difficult time for Hunters family and for each of us,” said Winchester Police Chief John Piper. “Take care of yourselves; take care of each other.”
Police said Edwards was also a member of the SWAT team and also served on the Civil Disturbance Unit.
Officer Hunter Edwards, 30, had served on the Winchester police force for four years. (Courtesy Winchester Police Department) Winchester police mourned the loss of a fellow colleague on Saturday night, a 4-year member of the departments Patrol Division. WASHINGTON — A Winchester, Virginia police officer was killed in a crash on Saturday night while on duty.
Officer Hunter Edwards died in a single vehicle crash on West Jubal Drive in Winchester while responding to reports of an altercation nearby just before 11 p.m., Winchester police said. He was 30 years old.
This is going to be a very difficult time for Hunters family and for each of us,” Chief John Piper told officers gathered to honor their colleague at the Winchester Medical Center on Sunday morning. “Take care of yourselves; take care of each other.
Sunday morning, police Chief John Piper and other members of the force gathered to pay their respects at Winchester Medical Center, where he passed.
In his 4 years of service on the Winchester Police Department’s Patrol Division, Edwards also served as a member of the SWAT team and the Civil Disturbance Unit.
Edwards is survived by his wife, Tara Edwards, his stepson and other family members. Funeral arrangements are underway.
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