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Fiery Crash Claims Life of LA Officer

Fiery Crash Claims Life of LA Officer

Associated Press

June 27, 2011

BALL, LA — State Police are investigating the death of a Ball police officer in a fiery car crash on U.S. Highway 165.

Officer Russell A. George was traveling southbound on U.S. 165 around 2:50 a.m. Sunday, “responding to a call for assistance by another Ball P.D. unit,” according to the State Police fatality report of the accident.

George’s 2009 Ford Crown Victoria, which was just north of the intersection of U.S. 165 and La. Highway 623, struck a bicycle that was lying unoccupied in the inside lane of the highway, causing George to lose control of his vehicle.

The vehicle then began to spin in a “clockwise rotation,” the fatality report states, traveling off the right side of the road and through a ditch.

At that point, the driver’s side of the police car struck several trees, came to rest and caught on fire.

George, 47, was unable to escape from the burning vehicle and was pronounced dead on the scene after other authorities arrived.

The official primary cause of the officer’s accident was listed as “object in roadway,” according to the fatality report.


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    2386

    over 2 years ago

    248 Comments

    REST IN PEACE

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    milcop

    almost 3 years ago

    762 Comments

    RIP my Brother

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    revCCBeasley

    almost 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP, God be with the Family as they deal with a tragetic lost.

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    abridges_2506

    almost 3 years ago

    136 Comments

    We have the watch R.I.P. Officer George.

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    MP247

    almost 3 years ago

    332 Comments

    Rest in Peace Officer George

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    batman2944

    almost 3 years ago

    738 Comments

    Tragic....Rest in Peace Brother, and God Bless!

    "Train for the Fight"

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    WACollector

    almost 3 years ago

    764 Comments

    Rest In Peace, Brother.

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    EOD300

    almost 3 years ago

    2278 Comments

    Rest In Peace, Brother...

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    copper380

    almost 3 years ago

    2026 Comments

    God Bless Your Soul Brother, RIP.

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    Cap701

    almost 3 years ago

    116 Comments

    As you departed the bonds of this earth and touched the face of God, know that the service and dedication you had for your department, its fellow officers and the citizens of your community will never be forgotten. May God comfort in this time of sorrow your family, your fellow officers and all those whose lives you have touched. RIP brother, we’ll take it from here.

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    USAF1986

    almost 3 years ago

    10 Comments

    R.I.P.

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    hbg522

    almost 3 years ago

    7006 Comments

    RIP Officer George

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    Jonas

    almost 3 years ago

    41226 Comments

    Rest In Peace Officer George.

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    JCSO157

    almost 3 years ago

    114 Comments

    R.I.P. Brother

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    dolphinblue

    almost 3 years ago

    42880 Comments

    R.I.P.

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