Texas officer killed, another injured after being struck by vehicle during traffic stop
Officer McCollum was a U.S. Army veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star
Duty Death: Alan McCollum - [Corpus Christi, Texas]
End of Service: 02/01/2020
By Nancy Perry
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A seven-year veteran of the Corpus Christi Police Department, Officer Alan McCollum, was killed and another officer, Michael Love, was injured during a traffic stop on the evening of Jan. 31, reports Caller Times.
Department spokesperson Lt. Michael Pena said three officers were conducting a traffic stop when a vehicle struck one of the units. One person, Brandon Portillo, had been detained as part of the investigation. He is accused of striking the marked police vehicles and faces multiple charges, including intoxication manslaughter.
Officer McCollum was a U.S. Army veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star, according to ODMP. He is survived by his wife and three children.