A Kansas sheriff’s deputy was killed in the line of duty early Sunday after his vehicle was struck by another car while he was performing a traffic stop.
The other driver fled on foot but was soon apprehended, officials said.
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Master Deputy Brandon Collins had stopped a car in Overland Park at about 1:30 a.m. when another vehicle rammed into the back of the patrol car he was sitting in, according to a statement from the Overland Park Police.
“The deputy was killed as a result of this crash,” the statement said.
The driver who crashed into the deputy’s car fled on foot, but was captured a short time later, The Kansas City Star reported. It was unclear what charges that driver will face, as the incident is under investigation.
Collins was a 20-year veteran of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, was married and had two children, according to NBC affiliate KSHB.
Just a week before his death, Collins helped to save the life of a man whose pulse stopped after he was having breathing issues, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook at the time.
Elisha Fieldstadt is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.