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Dallas Police Officer, Sr. Cpl. Victor Lozada Killed While Escorting Clinton Motorcade

February 22nd, 2008 . by TexasFred

Dallas Police Officer Killed While Escorting Clinton Motorcade

A Dallas police motorcycle officer was killed Friday morning after a crash while escorting Sen. Hillary Clinton’s motorcade to a campaign rally.

Officer Victor Lozada was reportedly leading Clinton’s procession when his motorcycle slammed into the wall at the Houston St. viaduct, causing him to be thrown 20 feet from his bike.

Lozada was rushed to Methodist Hospital, but later died from his injuries. He was a 20-year veteran of the department, according to police officials. He had been a member of the motorcycle unit for approximately a month.

Hillary Clinton was reportedly not notified about the accident until after she finished her campaign speech Friday morning. She spoke to reporters about the fatal crash soon after.

“I just want to express my deepest condolences to the family and the Dallas police department on this tragic loss,” she told the media.

“This reminds us once again what the men and women in law enforcement do every single day,” Clinton said. “It is important that we respect and appreciate their service. I certainly am grateful for all they do for me and, more importantly, they do for the citizens of cities like Dallas and across the country.”

Police Chief David Kunkle and Mayor Tom Leppert expressed their sadness about Lozada’s death to reporters outside the hospital late Friday morning.

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Dallas Police Officer Killed While Escorting Clinton Motorcade

I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere sorrow for the loss of a fine officer, and to his family I offer my most heart felt condolences, we will keep you in our prayers.

Sr. Cpl. Victor Lozada knew the dangers of the job, yet he gave freely of himself and he accepted all that the job encompasses, to the children of Sr. Cpl. Lozada, your father was a brave man and he gave his life doing the job he loved, always honor him in that unselfish act!

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7 Responses to “Dallas Police Officer, Sr. Cpl. Victor Lozada Killed While Escorting Clinton Motorcade”

  1. comment number 1 by: Ranando

    This is truly a sad story and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the Dallas Police Department.

    My older brother has just retired from the Los Angeles Police Department after 30 years of service. We are all so thankful that he is here to enjoy his retirement. He always wanted to be a policeman, he wanted to help.

    I wish all the best for your son and daughter-in-law. They both look great in their uniforms, you should be very proud.

  2. comment number 2 by: jo

    Such a tragic loss. My heartfelt sympathy to this officers family and friends.

    Nice photo of the kidlets, Fred.

  3. comment number 3 by: Christina Ortiz

    Such a tragedy. This officer was a close family friend. He was a great and generous person. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences go to his family, friends, and fellow officers. May he be remembered for this accomplishments and positive influence in the East Dallas community. We are heartbroken. May he rest in peace.

  4. comment number 4 by: nancy dearing

    My heart is broken for Officer Lozada’s family and friends. My sympathies extend to his fellow officers and dept. as well. My son is a police officer In Lexington, KY and I am well aware of the dangers they face. They are truly heroes every day when they report for duty. God Bless you all.
    Nancy Dearing
    Lex., KY

  5. comment number 5 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    He was a veteran officer.

    But a novice rider.

    That makes ALL the difference in the world because, after all, I teach cops in cars and cops on bikes.


  6. comment number 6 by: darthcrUSAderworldtour2007

    GOD bless and in our pathetic socialist blue state… LE isn’t appreciated at all! You have a lot to be proud of Texan Fred! - The Death Star II Crew

  7. comment number 7 by: Jos B Reyes

    This is truely a fallen warrior. I had the honor of attending the United Stated Army Field Artillery School with Victor. He always demonstrated the best in all people. He had a way of making you laugh and was the real deal.
    As a former police officer and US Army Field Artillery Officer I can say

    TEXAS has lost one of its finest…………..