Chief John Piper of the Winchester Police Department in Virginia, sadly reports the death of Officer Hunter Edwards.

Officer Edwards, 30, died as a result of injuries he sustained in a single vehicle crash. Edwards was responding to a call of a an ongoing fight when he lost control of his patrol vehicle a few blocks from the scene.

As a result, Edwards was transported to the Winchester Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

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(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn)

“This is going to be a very difficult time for Hunter’s family and for each of us,” Chief Piper told officers gathered to honor their colleague at the Winchester Medical Center on Sunday morning. “Take care of yourselves; take care of each other.”

Hunter Edwards was a four-year veteran of the Winchester Police Department. He was assigned to the Patrol Division. Moreover, he was a member of the SWAT team and the Civil Disturbance Unit. His wife, stepson and an extended family survive him.

Officer Hunter Edwards is gone but will never be forgotten.

EOW: Saturday, November 24, 2018.

Hunter Edwards

(Graphics courtesy Rose Borisow GrafX)