Young Phoenix police officer killed in off-duty motorcycle accident
PHOENIX – Phoenix Police said Tuesday an off-duty officer has died in an traffic accident.
Police said Officer Blake Newman was killed Monday night around 11 p.m. after his motorcycle hit a curb near 95th Avenue and Cardinals Way in Glendale.
The 25-year-old lost control of the motorcycle and crashed.
Police said Newman was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Officer Blake Newman. The 25-year-old was off-duty last night when he lost control of his motorcycle while riding in Glendale. Rest in peace Officer Newman. pic.twitter.com/6Aks08PtvB
— Phoenix Police Department (@phoenixpolice) December 17, 2019
Newman joined the Phoenix Police Department in June 2018 and patrolled the Maryvale-Estrella Mountain precinct.
The Glendale Police Department was investigating the crash.
No other details were immediately available.