On July 21, 2018, at approximately 5:30 a.m., Dallas motorcycle officers were assigned to escort the body of Senior Corporal Tyrone Andrews from Laurel Land Funeral Home to a location in East Texas. During the escort, Senior Corporal Earl “Jamie” Givens positioned himself to block oncoming traffic to the eastbound entrance ramp to Interstate 20 at Bonnie View Road.
Senior Corporal Givens was stationary on his motorcycle with his emergency lights on when the driver of a Kia Sportage struck the officer at a hight rate of speed. Fellow officers immediately turned around and began rendering aid to Senior Corporal Givens until Dallas Fire and Rescue arrived. Senior Corporal Givens was transported to Baylor Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The driver of the Kia Sportage collided into the concrete divider and remained at the scene where he was subsequently arrested for suspicion DWI. He has been identified as a 25-year-old Black male. Senior Corporal Earl “Jamie” Givens, #5484 is a 32 year veteran of the department and was assigned to the Traffic Unit. Please continue to look after each other and keep Senior Corporal Given’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.