1 officer killed, another injured during traffic stop in Corpus Christi

Posted at 10:06 AM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 14:22:44-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (KTRK) -- A Corpus Christi Police Officer has died after being hit by a vehicle during a traffic stop Friday.

The Corpus Christi Police Department said they suffered the untimely passing of Officer Alan McCollum who was killed in the line of duty at age 46.

"We mourn the loss of a great co-worker, friend, husband and father. There are few words to express the pain in our loss not only to the Corpus Christi Police Department but to our community."

Officer McCollum served with the Corpus Christi Police Department for seven-years and was a twenty-one-year highly decorated Veteran of the United States Army.

He was awarded numerous decorations, medals, badges, citations, campaign ribbons; to include being a recipient of the Bronze Star.

Officer McCollum is survived by his wife and three children.

Authorities responded to the incident along State Highway 358 around 11 p.m.

Authorities say the two officers were hit by a passing vehicle when they stopped to pull over a vehicle on Carroll Lane.

Both officers were transported to the hospital, where one died. The other officer is in stable condition.

Police say they have one person in custody.