Charges filed following accident that killed sheriff's deputy - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Charges filed following accident that killed sheriff's deputy

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Flags flew at half-staff as local law enforcement mourns and remembers 29-year-old Corporal D. Robert Harvey, the Lubbock County sheriff's deputy killed early Sunday morning.

Around 5 p.m. Monday, the Lubbock County District Attorney's office filed charges of intoxicated assault in the crash. Prosecutors allege 25-year-old Justin McKinney was intoxicated when the pick-up he was driving collided with Corporal Harvey's patrol car just after midnight Sunday morning in East Lubbock. Authorities pronounced Harvey dead at the scene.

Investigators say McKinney and his passenger, 24-year-old Justin Walkup, were both ejected from the pick-up. First responders took them to University Medical Center for treatment. We checked at 6 p.m. Monday, and Walkup has been upgraded to serious condition. McKinney has been released.

Meanwhile, family members prepare to lay Corporal Harvey to rest. On Monday, his colleagues remembered Harvey as a devoted public servant and friend. Sheriff David Gutierrez says Corporal Harvey gave the ultimate sacrifice for his community. "We see that Cpl. Harvey was 29 when he passed away, but I believe we are all better off because Cpl. Harvey was born, even taken at such a young age, he made an impression, an impact on my life and I know that he made an impact on their lives," said Sheriff Gutierrez.

Harvey began at the sheriff's office in October of 2001 as a jailer and moved to patrol in 2004 and was promoted to corporal two years later. Harvey was also a member of the honor guard and tactical team. He leaves behind a wife and two young boys.

Harvey's family will hold visitation services Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Calvillo Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church.

A memorial fund has also been set up at City Bank in Harvey's name.

Lubbock County Deputy killed in the line of duty
An overnight collision claim the life of an on duty Lubbock County sheriff's deputy.

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