BEAUMONT, TX - A Beaumont police officer was killed and another officer was seriously injured when their patrol car was struck head on by another vehicle.
The vehicle, which was traveling the wrong-way on Cardinal Drive, struck Police Officer Sheena Yarbrough-Powell and her partner early Sunday morning head-on.
Officer Yarbrough-Powell was killed and her partner was seriously injured.
The Officer Down Memorial Page reported the driver of the other vehicle was also injured.
Chief James Singletary said in a press release, “The next few days, weeks, months and years will be difficult for Sheena’s family, both blood and blue but we will get through this together with the help of our community. We have already started to feel the outpouring of support from the community and it means more than you know. There will be more information released as we plan the services to honor Sheena’s life.”
Officer Yarbrough-Powell had served with the Beaumont Police Department for two years. She is survived by her husband and her parents.
Thank you for your service Officer Yarbrough-Powell. You are a true hero.