Arlington police officer killed during domestic incident www.privateofficer.com
Dallas TX Dec 29 2010 A police officer and two other people were found dead Tuesday night at a south Arlington apartment complex.
The officer, who was working alone, had been dispatched about 7:30 p.m. to take a domestic-violence report at the Arbrook Park Apartments in the 3800 block of Mahonia Way, near Interstate 20 and Collins Street.
Police spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richard said the suspect in that offense was not expected to be at the apartments.
After a second call reported shots at the complex about 8 p.m., police found the officer and two other people dead inside an apartment, Richard said.
Police did not identify any of the victims, pending notification of their families.
They also did not say whether the assailant was among the dead.
Officers had closed access to the sprawling apartment complex and told motorists trying to enter the property to come back hours later.
“Any time you lose an officer … it’s hard on the department, it’s hard on the city as a whole,” Richard said. “These are people who day in and day out, they go out and do their job and they’re doing it to protect citizens here. It’s a hard loss for anyone, especially during this time of year.”
This is the second line-of-duty death of an Arlington officer this year. Officer Craig Story, 34, a motorcycle officer and a seven-year veteran, died in January in a crash with a school bus on South Cooper Street near West Inwood Drive.