An officer from Grand Prairie, Texas was killed while trying to pull over a vehicle that had a fake paper plate.
Officer Brandon Tsai (32), located the vehicle at 10:45 p.m. Monday near the intersection SW 3rd Avenue and Pioneer Parkway. GPPD released a statement.
Tsai lost control while following the vehicle and caused his squad car to hit a light pole.
Grand Prairie Fire Department Medics took Tsai to Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Since January 2022, Officer Tsai was with the Grand Prairie Police Department. He was previously with the Los Angeles Police Department for five years.
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“He was a dear friend, a trusted colleague, and an outstanding officer whose passion it was to provide service for the public,” GPPD stated. “The investigation into the crash is ongoing and no further information is currently available.”
Grand Prairie Police Chief shared a photo of the vehicle Tsai was following at a Tuesday afternoon press conference: a silver 2012/2016 Chevy malibu.
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Grand Prairie Crime Stoppers offers a $10,000 cash reward for information leading towards the arrest of the suspect.