A 10 year-old child was struck and killed last Friday in Seagoville by a speeding Dallas police car responding to an emergency call. The death of the child has prompted the Dallas police Department to put more focus on the strict enforcement of police car speeding policies, which include not driving faster than 20 miles over the speed limit when sirens and response lights are on, as reported by CBS 11 News.
Video was released of the incident in which the child was shown looking over his should before being hit by the car. The officer’s flashing lights or sirens were not on during the time. The tragedy surrounding the death of the young boy is something many in the Dallas community have taken to heart, including Police Chief David Kunkle who the CBS report quotes as stating “The death of Cole Berardi has affected me personally more so than any other situation I can remember.”
Donations to the memorial fund of Cole Berardi can be made to The Grand Bank of Texas, located in Dallas.