Police Officer Kevin Scott Will
Houston Police Department, Texas
DOD:, May 29, 2011
Police Officer Kevin Will was struck and killed by a drunk driver as he investigated a hit-and-run accident involving a motorcyclist on the Loop 610 North, near Yale Street, at approximately 3:15 am.
Officer Will was interviewing a witness to the motorcycle accident when the drunk driver drove around barriers and emergency vehicles that were blocking the closed freeway. Seeing the vehicle approach, Officer Will warned the witness to jump out of the way. The citizen was able to jump to safety moments before Officer Will was struck and killed.
The driver was taken into custody at the scene and was charged with intoxicated manslaughter for Officer Will’s death. It was later discovered that the suspect had entered and was living in the United States illegally. He pleaded guilty to intoxicated manslaughter and on June 8, 2012, was sentenced to 55 years in prison.
Officer Will had served with the Houston Police Department for almost two years. He is survived by his expectant wife, two children, parents, and brother.
God Bless Officer Will and his family. This loss is so tragic but even more horrible because it has been reported that the person who hit Officer Will was an illegal alien, high on cocaine, drunk and had been previously deported.
Officer Will’s wife and children will have to learn how to live without his presence and love in their lives. Lord, please give them strength to get through the difficult days ahead.
Wife of Street Sgt
May 31, 2011
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