Texas police officer dies in crash while pursuing another vehicle
Brandon Paul Tsai lost control of his cruiser and struck a light pole while trying to stop a car with a fake paper license plate
Duty Death: Brandon Paul Tsai - [Grand Prairie, Texas]
End of Service: 11/14/2022
By Harriet Ramos
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — A Grand Prairie police officer was killed Monday night after his squad car struck a light pole during a chase with another vehicle, officials said.
Officer Brandon Paul Tsai tried to stop a vehicle with a fake paper license plate near the intersection of SW 3rd Street and Pioneer Parkway around 10:45 p.m., according to a Grand Prairie Police Department news release. The vehicle fled and Tsai gave chase but lost control of his squad car and hit a light pole.
The Grand Prairie Police Department is mourning the loss of one of our officers who died in the line of duty. It is with heavy hearts that we report Officer Brandon Paul Tsai passed away after being involved in a traffic collision Monday night.— Grand Prairie Police (@GrandPrairiePD) November 15, 2022
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Tsai died in Methodist Dallas Medical Center later that night from his injuries.
According to the news release, the 32-year-old officer joined the Grand Prairie Police Department in January. Prior to moving to Texas he served five years with the Los Angeles Police Department.
“He was a loving friend, a trusted colleague and an outstanding officer whose passion was providing service to the public,” the Grand Prairie Police Department said.
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