Louisville Officer Killed in Lexington Crash Remembered on Social Media

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Jason Schweitzer
Louisville Metro Police Detective Jason Schweitzer

LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ)- Several people have posted on social media mourning Detective Jason Schweitzer who was killed in Lexington early Saturday.

Louisville Metro Police Department wrote: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, both blood and blue. #AHeroRememberedNeverDies

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The Department added Detective Schweitzer began his career with the Jefferson County Police Department in 2001 and served as the Vice President of the River City FOP Lodge 614.

He and his wife were expecting a second child.

Governor Matt Bevin referenced that in his Facebook condolences: “We are heartbroken for his wife and children, both born and unborn, at the news of this devastating loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family both now and in the months and years ahead.”

The Fayette County Coroner announced the name of the second victim Saturday evening. Timothy Moore was 56 years old and an employee at the University of Kentucky.

Suzanne Whitlow, 26, is charged with two counts of manslaughter and one count of DUI in the case. Police say Whitlow was driving on Upper Street when she lost control of her car and hit two people walking near the road.

 

 

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