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Arlington Officer Killed in Crash Loved Motorcycle Duty

Arlington Officer Killed in Crash Loved Motorcycle Duty

The Dallas Morning News via YellowBrix

January 14, 2010

Three months ago, Craig Story achieved his longtime dream of becoming a motorcycle officer. That dream ended Wednesday morning when the 34-year-old Arlington police officer died in a fiery collision with a school bus on one of the city’s busiest roadways.

Story, a seven-year veteran of the force and proud father of a 2-year-old son, died at the scene.

“This is a very difficult time for me personally and for this police department,” said Arlington Police Chief Theron Bowman during a media briefing outside police headquarters. “It is very painful to have to announce that early today we lost one of our own.”

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The school bus driver and the nine students aboard escaped injury. The students, ages 6 to 13, were immediately taken to nearby Arlington High School to meet with grief counselors, officials said.

Story was described as a devoted father and husband, and a fitness buff. He had a black belt in jujitsu and was an amateur wrestler and weightlifter. He also spoke Spanish and was working with another officer to learn Vietnamese.

He and his wife, Danielle, grew up down the street from each other in Wichita Falls and were married almost 10 years ago.

Fellow officers said he liked to refer to his son, John, as the “most handsome young man ever born.”

Danny Story, his father, said his son was a man of few words who “always shot straight with everybody.” He said his son long wanted to be a motorcycle officer. He fulfilled that dream when he joined the 17-member motorcycle squad in October.

“He liked the adventure, the thrill of it,” said Story, who lives in Oklahoma.


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    revCCBeasley

    almost 4 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP

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    Eilene

    over 4 years ago

    18372 Comments

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Officer Craig Story, his family and brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement, may you find solace in the days to come. Rest in Peace Brother, may you find peace as you and Saint Michael watch over your family and brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement.

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    Police Officers Prayer to Saint Michael

    Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police,who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premises of all its undesirables, look with kindly and professional eyes on your earthly force.

    Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for investigation and wise judgment.

    Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores, strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

    You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil, that the police officer's lot on earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

    And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all the people. Amen.

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    bsibley

    over 4 years ago

    620 Comments

    RIP Off. Story. May God bless your family and fellow officers during this tragic time.

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    qdnguyen

    over 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    RIP Officer Story.

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    JICARILLA

    over 4 years ago

    1068 Comments

    Rest in Peace

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    Lilly_C

    over 4 years ago

    1080 Comments

    May he RIP my prayers go out to him and his family.

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    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    R.I.P., Prayers to family and friends!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Rest in peace. Hope and prayers to the family and all of those in which were a part of his life. May you all find peace.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    R.I.P. Brother
    I am so overwhelmed of wrinting "RIP"...
    I am sure everyone else is....
    Stay safe out there brothers and sisters.... Please.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Let there be some consolation in the fact that this Brother- in-Blue died while doing that which he enjoyed. May he now rest with God.

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    IowaNinersFan

    over 4 years ago

    21998 Comments

    RIP Officer Story.

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    Motor1066

    over 4 years ago

    190 Comments

    Rest in Peace brother, God be with you, your family and Arlington P.D

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    skascooter007

    over 4 years ago

    2010 Comments

    RIP, Stay safe out there all.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    KNown to those who rode with him, now known to the ages. An honorable and courageous officer gone from us taken by the Angles and reunited with those who have gone before us. Thanks for kindness, your humiltiy and your remarkable smile. God bless *****

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    RIP, THOUGHTS AND PRAYUERS GO OUT TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS

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