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Key witness in Amber Guyger murder trial shot and killed days after guilty verdict

A key witness in the murder trial of Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was shot and killed at an apartment complex late Friday, according to an attorney representing the family of the man Guyger shot.

“Joshua Brown, the next-door neighbor of [Botham Jean], was killed last night after being shot several times by an unknown assailant,” S. Lee Merritt posted to social media on Saturday.

According to The Dallas Morning News, the 28-year-old Brown was found with multiple gunshot wounds at the complex near the city’s Medical District at around 10:30 p.m. He was pronounced dead at Parkland Memorial Hospital.

The paper reported that witnesses told police they heard several gunshots and saw a silver four-door sedan speeding out of the complex parking lot.

“An ADA [assistant district attorney] has confirmed that it was, in fact, Brown who was killed, although they have yet to identify a suspect or motive for the shooting,” Merritt said. “The case is now in the hands of the Dallas Police Department.”

Brown lived across the hall from Jean at the South Side Flats apartments and testified in court about the night Jean was killed.

“Brown’s testimony stood out as a fact witness who was approaching his apartment directly across from Botham Jean’s apartment when shots rang out,” Merritt said. “Brown was still visibly shaken up from the incident when he took the stand to testify on behalf of the prosecution. His murder underscores the reality of the black experience in America.”

Merritt said Brown was a former athlete turned entrepreneur, and he “lived in constant fear that he could be the next victim of gun violence, either state-sanctioned or otherwise.”

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“We have more work to do deal with the constant threats to our community both from within and without. Brown deserves the same justice he sought to ensure the Jean family,” the lawyer said. “The Dallas County criminal justice system must [be] mobilized to identify his killer and see that he is held accountable for this murder.”

Dallas County prosecutor Jason Hermus, who headed up the prosecution of Guyger, told The Morning News that Brown “bravely came forward to testify when others wouldn’t.

“If we had more people like him, we would have a better world.”

Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday for killing Jean on the night of Sept. 6, 2018. The four-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department was fired and charged with manslaughter after she entered Jean’s apartment, believing it to be her own, and shooting him twice in the belief he was a burglar.

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Joshua Brown testifies in the murder trial of Amber Guyger on Sept. 24. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)

Guyger was still in uniform at the time but was off-duty, having just finished a 13-hour shift

She allegedly parked on the fourth floor of the apartment complex by accident, even though she lived on the third floor.

According to the police arrest warrant affidavit that recounted Guyger’s recollection of events, she entered Jean’s apartment through the partially ajar front door and drew her gun when she saw “a large silhouette” in what she believed was her apartment. Jean ignored Guyger’s verbal commands and she shot him.

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The case drew national attention and outrage, highlighting racial tensions between the black community and law enforcement and causing many to question the use of deadly force by white officers against black people.

Guyger’s sentence also sparked anger over what many considered to be a light sentence.

“That 10 years in prison is 10 years for her reflection and for her to change her life, but there is much more to be done by the city of Dallas,” Jean’s mother, Allison, said. “The corruption that we saw during this process must stop and it must stop for you. After now, I leave Dallas but you live in Dallas, and it must stop for everyone.”

Fox News’ Vandana Rambaran contributed to this report.

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Illinois man accused of driving SUV into family, killing 1 and injuring 4

An Illinois man was charged with first-degree murder Saturday after he allegedly drove his SUV into a family outside a soccer game, killing a man and injuring four other people.

Priscilian Carranza, 22, of Waukegan, fled the scene but was later taken into custody after a patrol officer stopped a damaged SUV that fit the description provided by witnesses.

According to a Waukegan police statement, officers responded to reports of a fight at the Lake County Sports Center parking lot on the city’s west side.

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Priscilian Carranza. (Waukegan Police Department)

“It was also reported that someone was struck by a vehicle,” the statement said, according to the Chicago Tribune. “While en route officers were updated that the suspect vehicle had fled the scene. The suspect vehicle was described as a black SUV. Upon arrival, officers located multiple victims that had been struck by the suspect vehicle.”

A man in his 40s was taken to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries. His identity is currently being withheld pending an autopsy scheduled for Monday, according to the Tribune.

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Three of the injured – two teenagers and a 10-year-old girl – were reportedly related to the man who was killed. A fourth injured person was described as a man in his 20s who is not related to the other three. All the injured victims except for the 10-year-old girl were taken to an area hospital and are expected to survive, according to Fox 32.

Police told the outlet that the altercation began at a parking lot in the complex as a soccer match was finishing up.

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“As the investigation was beginning, a patrol officer spotted a black SUV with front-end damage and conducted a traffic stop,” the statement added. “The black SUV was occupied with three people. Those three people were brought to the Waukegan Police Department.”

Carranza appeared in court on Saturday and was ordered held in Lake County Jail on a $5 million bond. He is next scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 29.

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Billy Hallowell: Amber Guyger’s murder trial ended with an amazing act of forgiveness

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Americans are captivated by the amazing forgiveness story out of Texas – a young man’s bold decision to not only forgive, but to openly embrace the ex-cop who killed his brother.

Video of the courtroom moment Wednesday when Brandt Jean – the 18-year-old brother of victim Botham Jean – chose to forgive and then embrace convicted killer Amber Guyger left many viewers in tears as the power of true faith and restoration was on full display.

But there was another element of the story that sparked some intense controversy: the presiding judge’s decision to also embrace and give her Bible to the convicted killer.

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Judge Tammy Kemp brought a Bible into the courtroom after Jean’s stunning act of forgiveness and handed it to Guyger before delivering a powerful message about hope, redemption and life change.

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“You can have mine. I have three or four at home,” Kemp told the convicted killer when the judge handed her the Bible. “You just need a tiny mustard seed of faith. You start with this.”

And Kemp wasn’t done there. She referenced John 3:16, embraced Guyger and offered an essential truth that can benefit all of our lives: “You haven’t done so much that you can’t be forgiven. You did something bad in one moment in time. What you do now matters.”

This was a moment that further touched many hearts, but some critics like writer Jemele Hill took a starkly different view on the matter, calling Kemp’s handling of the matter “unacceptable.”

“How Botham Jean’s brother chooses to grieve is his business. He’s entitled to that,” she tweeted. “But this judge choosing to hug this woman is unacceptable. Keep in mind this convicted murderer is the same one who laughed about Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination, and killing ppl on sight.”

Hill is entitled to her opinion, but she and others miss the mark on the true depths of the remarkable moment that unfolded before the eyes of a weary and divided nation – a country so culturally splintered and desperate for hope, forgiveness and compassion that the bold audacity displayed by both Jean and Kemp stopped nearly everyone in his or her tracks.

Their extraordinary display placed grace, humanity, love and forgiveness in front of hate, anger and condemnation. As for Kemp – an official charged with upholding the law – she could have simply left the courtroom; she could have chosen to ignore Guyger and move on with her day.

But, instead, the judge looked beyond herself and outside of the terrible and horrific mistakes that Guyger made, and she saw a human being – an individual in need of truth, restoration and the saving grace that can only be found in the gospel narrative.

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Regardless of what one believes about faith and God, the judge’s kind act is not only commendable, but it’s essential. It doesn’t wipe away Guyger’s crime; instead, it offers her a pathway to the only spiritual antidote available.

Perhaps people don’t realize the true call Christians have to “love God” and “love others.” These aren’t mere words. They are a true and oft-times difficult calling for believers to live like Jesus. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus implores his followers to love their enemies and “pray for those who persecute you.” In Romans, Paul tells Christians to feed and help their enemies.

On the cross, Jesus himself asks God to forgive those crucifying him, saying, “they do not know what they are doing.” I could go on and on, as this is the central message of the Bible.

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Kemp both saw Guyger as more than a convicted killer. She saw her as a human being in need of God’s love, and that’s a powerful reminder of the level of kindness and compassion that we are called to as Christians and human beings.

No matter what you believe about faith, it shouldn’t be difficult to understand this judge’s pure motive to help this woman seek true heart change.

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Minneapolis police bar off-duty cops from wearing uniforms at political events ahead of Trump rally

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The Minneapolis police force is barring off-duty officers from appearing in uniform at political rallies or events, a rule enacted just a week before President Trump is to hold a reelection campaign rally in the historically blue state.

The new rule quickly drew the ire of members of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, which sees the timing of the new policy’s implementation as a direct jab at Trump, who is determined to flip the state’s 10 electoral votes to the GOP — no Republican has won the state since President Richard Nixon in 1972.

“For decades, the police federation has been allowed to appear in political ads [and] align themselves with political parties for our endorsement,” Minneapolis Police Department Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the police union, said on “Fox & Friends” on Sunday.

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“For many decades when you look back, because of the labor presence, unions have supported the DFL [Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party] and in the past it’s never been a problem.

“Minneapolis has been a Democrat city for decades. It’s never been a problem but because they’ve kind of turned their backs on the police and many other working people, we’ve shifted gears and we’ve been endorsing Republicans for the last several years, so now they’ve said no longer can you wear your uniform to support your political candidates.”

Police Chief Medaria Arradondo pushed back at the notion that the move was political in nature, saying at a news conference Tuesday that the police department is not “showing favor or bias toward a particular political party or a candidate,” and that the step has been under consideration for a year after local constituents protested officers in uniform endorsing local and state politicians.

“I don’t want the Minneapolis Police Department to be politicized, at all,” Arradondo said.

Trump is scheduled to hold a rally on Oct. 10 at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey immediately condemned the president’s visit in a statement posted to Twitter last week.

“On Oct. 10, our entire city will not stand behind the president, but behind the communities and people who continue to make our city — and this country — great,” said Frey, a Democrat. “While there is no legal mechanism to prevent the president from visiting, his message of hatred will never be welcome in Minneapolis.”

Frey defended the department’s decision, saying: “The Minneapolis Police Department is neither an ideological or political entity. It’s not Democrat. It’s not Republican. And we want people to understand that this is a neutral department.”

The rule will also prohibit uniformed officers from appearing on stage or within the backdrop of the president — or any political figures — although officers will still be assigned as security.

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“If you look back in the past, when Bill Clinton appeared here, he was lined with blue because they directed our officers, against their will to be behind him in the backdrop,” Kroll said. “They made sure they had a diverse looking crew of uniformed officers behind Bill Clinton when he was here and this one, it’s exactly the opposite with President Trump coming.”

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Virginia police officer suspended after turning in suspected undocumented immigrant over to ICE

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A Virginia police officer was suspended after allegedly turning over a suspected undocumented immigrant to federal authorities following a traffic accident last month.

The Fairfax County Police Department didn’t identify the officer in a statement released Tuesday but said the incident occurred on Sept. 21 when an officer was dispatched to a car accident.

The officer discovered one of the drivers didn’t have a Virginia driver’s license and ran a check with the state Department of Motor Vehicles, police said. The check revealed the driver had a violation for failing to appear for a deportation hearing.

The officer verified the warrant and alerted officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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An ICE agent was close by and arrived at the scene. The officer cited the driver for not have a driver’s license and turned them over to the federal agent.

The Fairfax County Police Department enacted a policy in 2007 that prohibits officers from confirming a person’s immigration status and detaining them solely based on civil violations of immigration law.

“This is an unfortunate issue where the officer was confused,” Police Chief Edwin Roessler Jr. said. “We have trained on this issue a lot. This is the first time we’ve had a lapse in judgment, and the officer is being punished.”

The driver was released from federal custody after three hours and issued an ankle monitor. Roessler apologized for the incident and ordered an internal investigation upon learning of it.

“Our county is one of the most diverse counties in the nation and no one should have the perception that FCPD is acting as a civil immigration agent for ICE,” he said.

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The officer involved has been on the job for a few years, Roessler told The Washington Post. He added that the officer did not willfully violate the department’s policy with respect to cooperating with immigration officials.

He said the officer will undergo remedial training.

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Utah police officer survives crash after truck slams into patrol car along interstate

A highway patrol officer in Utah has been released from the hospital after surviving when a truck lost control and struck his car on the side of an interstate over the weekend.

The Utah Highway Patrol said the crash happened shortly after 1:30 p.m. Saturday along Interstate 15 in Box Elder County, located north of Salt Lake City.

Sgt. Brian Nelson was stopped on the side of the road to investigate his third crash of the day along the stretch of the interstate when a white Dodge pickup truck hydroplaned and hit his vehicle.

“If he would have been outside of his car, I think the damages and injuries would’ve been a lot worse,” UHP Cpl. Colton Freckleton told FOX13.

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The highway patrol said a medical helicopter was preparing to pick up Nelson, who reported having “serious neck pain,” but was canceled due to heavy rain.

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Damage to Sgt. Brian Nelson’s vehicle after it was struck by a truck that hydroplaned Saturday on Interstate 15 in Box Elder County. (Colonel Michael Rapich/Utah Highway Patrol)

Nelson was transported to an area hospital, where he was checked out and did not have any visible breaks. He was later treated and released and plans to follow up with his own doctor next week after resting, according to police.

“We’re lucky that he was inside his vehicle enough to take that impact,” Freckleton told FOX13.

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Before the crash, officials said that Nelson was warning the driver involved in the initial crash to stay in his car in case anyone else lost control on the highway.

Freckleton told FOX13 the woman driving the truck that hit Nelson’s car had seen the accident and moved over to give them space but did not anticipate hydroplaning on the highway.

“We ask that drivers first reduce your speed and then move over if you have an open lane,” he said.

Officials released video of the crash on Sunday to Facebook, which showed the moment the truck the trooper’s vehicle and the other vehicle involved in the initial crash before skidding down the rain-soaked interstate lanes.

“Another vivid reminder of the importance of SLOWING DOWN in inclement weather,” police said.

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Freckleton said in his five years with the highway patrol, he’s been hit twice. The most recent was in August when responding to a traffic accident that he described as a “pretty scary experience.”

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He told FOX13 that authorities finding that incidents involving drivers hitting patrol vehicles with their lights on is happening more frequently.

“I don’t see that the message is getting clearly across,” he said Sunday. “I feel like it’s getting worse, and I also think another reason this is happening because drivers are driving distracted.”

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Florida city commissioner calls out officer during awards ceremony over arrest

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A South Florida official is being criticized over a video that shows him calling out a sheriff’s deputy during an awards ceremony, claiming the law enforcement officer had falsely arrested him four years earlier.

City commissioner Mike Gelin on Wednesday shamed Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Joshua Gallardo during an Officer-of-the-Month program at the Tamarac City Commission meeting, according to NBC Miami.

After Gallardo and others were honored, Gelin is seen grabbing the microphone and calling Gallardo back down to the floor.

“It’s good to see you again. You probably don’t remember me. But you’re the police officer who falsely arrested me four years ago,” Gelin said. “You lied on the police report. I believe you are a rogue police officer, you’re a bad police officer and you don’t deserve to be here.”

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During the confrontation, Gallardo nods his head and gives a thumbs up and walks away after Gelin is finished talking. Mayor Michelle Gomez then takes the microphone to thank the sheriff’s office.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we appreciate as a whole BSO and everything you do for us,” Gomez said. “Thank you for your service to our community. We appreciate you. Please take that away from here today.”

Gelin referred to a 2015 incident in which he was arrested for charges of resisting and obstructing without violence, the Miami Herald reports. He had allegedly recorded police while they responded to a battery incident.

Gelin was not a city commissioner at the time of the arrest and charges were dropped.

His decision to publicly call out the sheriff’s deputy during the celebratory event was slammed by some, including the head of the police union.

“As a public official, Commissioner Gelin’s behavior towards a Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy is unacceptable,” PBA president Rod Skirvin said.

The union said it had withdrawn its endorsement of Gelin.

“The Broward County PBA will not endorse any elected official who treats law enforcement officers with a complete lack of respect and common courtesy the way Commissioner Gelin did in his official duties representing the city of Tamarac,” Skirvin added.

Mayor Gomez also criticized Gelin for the incident and called his behavior “highly inappropriate.”

“This was neither the time nor the forum to air personal grievances. I believe this clearly violated the City’s civility code,” Gomez said. “This is NOT the way we treat employees or people who work for our City. There are proper channels to follow, but the Commissioner chose not to use them.”

The mayor said she talked with the city attorney about possible actions taken against Gelin and thanked Deputy Gallardo for handling the moment in a “professional way.”

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Fellow Tamarac Commissioner Julie Fishman also criticized Gelin, saying he should have handled the matter privately.

“While I am a strong proponent of freedom of speech and did not give that up when I was elected, I am also a proponent of the right time and the right place,” Fishman said in a Facebook post. “Our Commission recognition of the ‘Officers of the Month’ was neither.”

In a statement, Gelin thanked his supporters writing, “wrongful arrests can have life long and career altering consequences. It is important that justice applies to everyone.”

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NYPD cop arrested on sex charges involving 12-year-old girl

A New York City police detective who monitored sex offenders was arrested Friday on sex-abuse charges involving a 12-year-old girl.

Detective Juan Jimenez, 37, allegedly groped and tried to kiss his daughter’s friend inside his Brooklyn apartment building, the New York Post reported, citing police.

According to court documents, Jimenez grabbed the child by the waist and “attempted to kiss (the girl) about the mouth and grabbed (her) buttocks with (her) hands.” The girl reported the alleged incident and officials launched an investigation, police said.

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An NYPD officer was arrested Friday on sex charges involving a young girl. (NYPD)

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Jimenez, a 13-year veteran of the NYPD, faced two counts charges of sex abuse, forcible touching and acting in a matter injurious to a child.

It’s not clear if he had an attorney who could speak for him.

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A Brooklyn Criminal Court judge ordered Jimenez released without bail Friday evening.

Police said Jimenez has been suspended pending the outcome of his case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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NYPD cop arrested on sex charges involving 12-year-old girl

A New York City police detective who monitored sex offenders was arrested Friday on sex-abuse charges involving a 12-year-old girl.

Detective Juan Jimenez, 37, allegedly groped and tried to kiss his daughter’s friend inside his Brooklyn apartment building, the New York Post reported, citing police.

According to court documents, Jimenez grabbed the child by the waist and “attempted to kiss (the girl) about the mouth and grabbed (her) buttocks with (her) hands.” The girl reported the alleged incident and officials launched an investigation, police said.

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An NYPD officer was arrested Friday on sex charges involving a young girl. (NYPD)

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Jimenez, a 13-year veteran of the NYPD, faced two counts charges of sex abuse, forcible touching and acting in a matter injurious to a child.

It’s not clear if he had an attorney who could speak for him.

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A Brooklyn Criminal Court judge ordered Jimenez released without bail Friday evening.

Police said Jimenez has been suspended pending the outcome of his case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Off-duty California officer killed in crash on freeway

An off-duty officer was killed Saturday morning in a crash on a California freeway as he was on his way home from work, police said.

The Buena Park Police Department wrote on Instagram late Saturday that the department mourned the loss of Officer Art Brice.

Brice, 58, was driving home after a shift around 5:00 a.m. on Saturday when he was involved in the crash, “which tragically claimed his life,” the post said.

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“Officer Brice gave the city and citizens of Buena Park 11 years of dedicated service, as one of our reserve officers,” the post read.

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Off-duty Officer Art Brice died Saturday in a crash on a California freeway as he was on his way home from work, police said. (Buena Park Police)

Brice had been assigned to the department’s gang unit and patrol. He also served as a member of the department’s Color Guard.

The crash reportedly unfolded on the 91 Freeway in Corona, which is about 45 minutes from Los Angeles.

The trailer of a truck detached and the driver of the tractor-trailer pulled to a stop and called police, according to The Press-Enterprise, which cited the California Highway Patrol. A minute later, Brice’s car hit the back of the disabled trailer and then spun to the right, where it hit a second tractor-trailer, the newspaper reported.

Brice reportedly became trapped in his vehicle, and emergency workers had to free him. Paramedics rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“Officer Brice will be remembered as a genuine, caring, and uplifting presence, always ready to lend a hand or an ear,” The Buena Park Police Department’s Instagram post read. “One of his favorite topics of discussion has been his 8 month old granddaughter.”

The police department added, “Please keep Officer Brice’s family in your prayers. We thank the community and allied agencies who have reached out and offered support.”

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He is survived by his wife, two teenage stepchildren, his ex-wife and his son and daughter, the newspaper reported.

“He was the most amazing human being I ever met,” Brice’s wife, Kerri, told the paper. “And I am blessed by his presence in my life, even though it was entirely too short.”

His son told the newspaper Brice, an Army veteran, was on his way home to Moreno Valley from a shift at Buena Park where he would work evenings on the weekend when the crash took place.

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A procession carrying Brice reportedly left an area hospital for the Riverside County Coroner’s Office around noon on Saturday.

This past February, the Buena Park City Council had honored Brice for a decade of service.

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