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Officer Dies After Hit And Run

Texarkana Police officer dies after being hit on the side of the road
LITTLE ROCK, AR-It is with great sadness that the Texarkana, Texas Police Department announces that Officer William Jason Sprague has died as a result of injuries sustained after being intentionally struck by an automobile on 6-14-2013.

Officer Sprague passed away while being treated at Christus St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana, Texas.

Officer Sprague had been employed with the Texarkana, Texas Police Department since January of 2012.

Officer Sprague was born in Idabel, Oklahoma in 1982.

Prior to coming to Texarkana, he worked for Grant County Arkansas Sheriff's Department 1 years and for the Pine Bluff Arkansas Police Department for almost 4 years.

Officer Sprague is survived by his wife, Stephanie, and 4 year old son, Caden, as well as his mother and step-father, Marsa and Mike Green, father, Chipper Sprague, in-laws, Mike and Karen Anderson, two brothers and two sisters.

This is the fourth in the line of duty death for the Texarkana, Texas Police Department.

The list includes: William T. Flint in 1877, J.R. Walraven in 1929, and Norris Cooley in 1988.

The Department asks that you please be in prayer for the Sprague family during this time of loss.
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