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06/03/08 - Carthage

Carthage Police Officer Dies In Traffic Accident During Chase

Everett Dennis Everett Dennis

 

A Carthage police officer was killed today in one-vehicle crash during a pursuit.

23 year old Officer Everett Dennis was in a pursuit on Highway 79 north, going towards Shreveport, when the accident happened near the Panola County airport. Officer Dennis's car was the only one involved in the crash, and there was no dash cam because it was in the shop for repairs. Officer Dennis hadn't yet radioed why he was chasing the suspect, and police aren't sure who he was chasing.

Police Chief Duane Baushke said this morning that Officer Dennis wasn't wearing a seatbelt, and that he believes that was because of what happened to Trooper Burns recently, who was shot following a high-speed chase before he got the chance to remove his seat belt and access his weapon.

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