FALLS COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - An off-duty police officer for Alto has been injured in a wreck on State Highway 7 in Falls County.
Alto Police Chief Jeremy Jackson confirmed it was his officer, Rory Velasquez, who was injured in the wreck.
According to KXXV, the officer was in a pickup truck with his wife and they were going westbound when another pickup with five people were trying to pass an 18-wheeler in a no-passing zone. The officer's pickup struck the other one on its side.
KXXV reports the officer was taken to a Temple hospital by helicopter, with a broken arm and possibly broken legs.
No other injuries were reported.
"Our prayers are with the family," Jackson said.
Jackson said Velasquez has worked as a patrolman for the department for three-and-a-half years.