Office Down: North Texas Police Officer Dies in Crash During Pursuit

A Texas police officer died Monday night when he crashed his patrol vehicle while pursuing a driver with a fake paper license plate.

The Grand Prairie Police Department said that Officer Brandon Tsai spotted the vehicle shortly before 11 p.m. and attempted a traffic stop, but the driver sped off, KXAS reported.

During the pursuit, the department said, Tsai lost control and hit a light pole.

He was taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center and died there from his injuries.

The department said that Tsai, 32, joined the Grand Prairie Police Department in January after serving five years with the Los Angeles Police Department.

No other information was made available.

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[Featured image: Brandon Tsai/Grand Prairie Police Department]