Winchester police officer dies in crash

Winchester police officer dies in crash

Winchester officer killed in crash while on-duty

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.

“This is going to be a very difficult time for Hunter’s family and for each of us. Take care of yourselves; take care of each other," said Piper. 

Virginia police officer killed in single-vehicle crash Saturday

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.

Edwards served the Winchester area for four years and was a member of the SWAT team. Winchester Police say he is survived by his wife, Tara, and a stepson. 

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.”

WINCHESTER, Va. (WAVY) — Late Saturday night, a police officer in Northwestern Virginia lost his life after his vehicle crashed while responding to call.

Police said Edwards was also a member of the SWAT team and also served on the Civil Disturbance Unit.

According to Winchester Police, 30-year-old Officer Hunter Edwards was responding to a call just before 11 p.m. when his vehicle crashed on West Jubal Drive.

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.

Sunday morning, police Chief John Piper and other members of the force gathered to pay their respects at Winchester Medical Center, where he passed. 

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.

Governor Ralph Northam ordered flags to be lowered to half staff on the date of Edwards' interment.

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.

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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