Texarkana, Tx (KMSS) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the State of Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas were in Texarkana, Texas today to pay their last respects to Texarkana Police Officer William Sprague.
Sprague died early Saturday as a result of a hit and run while he was on duty Friday morning.
Texarkana Police has since then arrested 21 year old Justin Sanders as a suspect in the case. Officer Sprague joined the Texarkana Police Force back in January 2012.
“It allows us to realize how important the job that our law enforcement personal have and that they are willing to risk their lives to protect citizens,” said Texarkana Texas Mayor Bob Bruggeman.
Officer Sprague leaves behind a wife and 4 year old son.