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Funeral service set for Calvert officer killed in crash on Fourth of July

Posted: 12:50 PM, Jul 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-06 23:08:37Z
Funeral service set for Calvert officer killed in crash on Fourth of July
Funeral service set for Calvert officer killed in crash on Fourth of July

The funeral service has been set for an off-duty Calvert police officer that was killed in a car crash on the Fourth of July .

On Friday, first responders from all over Central Texas joined forces in respect for a fallen brother.

First responders from several agencies gathered together to transport the body of officer James Arrick Jr from the Calvert Police Department.

Arrick will be buried on July 9 at 12:30 p.m. at Rasmey Funeral Home. 

Arrick had been a Texas police officer for 10 years and served the city of Calvert for 2 years. He was 32 years old. 

DPS said a pickup truck driven by Arrick ran off the road in the southern part of Salado and crashed into another 18-wheeler. Arrick was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured in the crash. The 18-wheeler was parked on the shoulder of the interstate.

The crash happened on the northbound side near exit 281 around 3:10 a.m.

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