July 19, 2020 – In Breaking News – ABC News
Three members of the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club were killed and nine others were critically injured when an alleged drunken driver going in the opposite direction swerved into their lane and hit them head-on while they were on a group ride in the Texas Hill Country, officials said.
The crash occurred about 5 p.m. on Saturday on a highway in Kerrville, Texas, about 65 miles northwest of San Antonio, according to the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office.
(Up to 9 other riders were injured in the assault. Ivan Robles Navejas, 28, of Center Point, Texas, the driver that crossed the center stripe has been arrested for multiple counts of intoxicated manslaughter and intoxicated assault. Courtesy of KENS 5 and YouTube. Posted on Jul 18, 2020.)
“They were on a ride in the Texas Hill Country and were on Highway 16 south of Kerrville, when another person crosses the center stripe,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.
Please keep our brothers with the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club in ya’lls prayers. They were on a ride…
The sheriff’s office said the driver who struck the motorcycle club members was arrested on several counts of intoxicated manslaughter and intoxication assault. The name of the alleged drunken driver was not immediately released.
“Please keep our brothers with the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club in ya’lls prayers,” the statement from the sheriff’s office reads.
The motorcycle club, comprised of active and retired law enforcement officers and military service members, had gathered in Texas for the weekend to celebrate the group’s 11th birthday, according to a spokesman for the club.
(The motorcycle riders killed were Joseph Paglia, president of the club’s Chicago chapter and a retired Niles City police officer, Jerry Harbour, a retired U.S. Army Lt. Col., and Michael White, also retired from the U.S. Army. Courtesy of KENS 5 and YouTube. Posted on Jul 19, 2020.)
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Editor’s note: Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Jerry Harbour of Houston, Joseph Paglia and Michael White, of Chicago, both blood and blue.
Thank you for serving the citizens of this nation, with pride and distinction. You will not be forgotten.
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