Middletown Township, PA has lost one of their heroes today.
MIDDLETOWN TWP., Pa. ― A Middletown Township police officer died from injuries suffered during a collision on Route 1 Thursday morning.
The accident occurred during a routine traffic stop on the northbound side of Route 1 near I-95 at about 11 a.m.
Police said Officer Chris Jones was writing a ticket when a passing Toyota Corolla rear-ended a nearby Pontiac Grand Prix. The Toyota then struck the officer’s cruiser, trapping him under the vehicle.
The officer was freed from the wreckage and rushed to St. Mary Hospital trauma center where he was later pronounced dead around 12:30 p.m.
Officer Jones, a married father of three children, was a 10 year veteran of the force. He was looking forward to his upcoming promotion to detective. (H/T – CBS3)
An absolutely terrible story. I have made a few car stops in my career on Interstate 95, and it is always a little scary. U.S. 1 is just as busy. The vehicles come at you so fast, you never know what is going to happen.
Please pray for Officer Jones’ family.
(Sebastian has more on this story HERE.)