Tragedy struck early this morning when Arlington Police Officer Craig Gordon Story was killed when his patrol motorcycle collided with an Arlington school bus carrying nine children ranging in age from 6 to 13.
The accident took place around 7:15a near the intersection of South Cooper Street and Inwood Drive.
Officer Story received traumatic injuries and died at the scene. He was a seven year veteran of the force.
The children were uninjured and transported to area schools where grief counselors were available.
The Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas announced today that donations are being accepted to its Survivor’s Fund on behalf of the family of Officer Story.
There are inherent dangers that come with being a police officer and it’s heartbreaking to lose an officer. Officer Story joined the 24th Academy Class of the Arlington Police Department in May 2002. He worked patrol in the North and East districts and was nominated for East officer of the Year in 2005. During his seven years with the department, Officer Story received 19 commendations. He was also a member of the Tactical Unit and had joined the Traffic Unit last year.
Officer Story was a family man. He is survived by his wife, Danielle, and 2-year-old son. Please keep the Story family and his police family in your thoughts and prayers.
If you wish to help, donations to the Survivors Fund can be made at www.gunsandhosesnorthtx.org or mailed to:
GUNS and HOSES Foundation of North Texas
c/o Lt. David Swavey
1891 Forest Lane
Garland, TX 75042
100% of Survivor’s Fund donations go to the dependents of law enforcement officers and firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
The Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas was founded in 2002, as a nonprofit 501(c)3 foundation primarily committed to providing support and financial assistance to families of fallen fire and police officers, who have lost their lives performing their duty.
The Guns & Hoses foundation covers 16 counties in North Texas which are served by over 23,000 police and firefighters.
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