An officer with the Memphis Police Department (MPD) lost his life over the weekend when he was struck by a semi truck while assisting with a previous crash.

The incident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. on October 2 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Thirty-four year old MPD Officer Darrell Adams, was investigating a two-vehicle crash on westbound I-40 near North Watkins when he was hit by an oncoming 18 wheeler.

Adams suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to MPD, the truck driver involved in the fatal incident was detained but has not been charged.

The investigation is being handled by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Adams worked for MPD since April 2016.

“Today, my heart aches again for the loss of another dedicated servant of our city. I am in deep prayer for our officer’s family and the men and women of the Memphis Police Department,” said MPD Chief Cerelyn Davis.

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