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.
“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.”
— Winchester Police (@WinchesterPD) November 25, 2018
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.
The VACP recommends shrouding of badges by Virginia law enforcement in honor of @WinchesterPD Officer Hunter Edwards who died late Saturday night while responding to a call. Our sympathies to his family, friends and the entire department. https://t.co/hqr63UC2Lk pic.twitter.com/MeVvfnrGDd
— VA Chiefs of Police (@vachiefs) November 25, 2018
Officer Hunter Edwards is gone but will never be forgotten.
EOW: Saturday, November 24, 2018.