Chief Ed Tyndall, of the Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services (Tribal Police Department) in Nebraska sadly reports the death of Sgt. Curtis Blackbird.

GovXSgt. Blackbird was driving his patrol vehicle during a period of dense fog. As he was responding to a call for service, he struck a crane that was occupying a lane of travel in a construction zone.

Blackbird sustained fatal injuries in the crash. The accident is being investigated by the Thurston County Sheriff’s Department.

Blackbird served his community in law enforcement services for over thirty years. His family survives him.

Sgt. Curtis Blackbird is gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Sunday, March 26, 2017.

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