Off-duty Arp police officer killed in Harrison County wreck

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 12:23pm

An off-duty Arp police officer died Sunday afternoon after his vehicle flipped on I-20.

According to DPS, Richard Wayne Johnson, 37, was traveling westbound on I-20 in Harrison County near Highway 80, when he lost control of his vehicle, veered into oncoming traffic and overturned his vehicle just after 1:00 pm.

Johnson had been with the Arp Police Department for about three years, and was also the Arp ISD school resource officer.

Two juveniles were also in the vehicle with Johnson at the time of the wreck, but were not injured.

Johnson was not wearing a seatbelt.



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