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TxDOT, EPPD, EPE Pedestrian Safety Campaign Launches Monday

The Texas Department of Transportation El Paso District is partnering with the El Paso Police Department and the El Paso Electric Company for a pedestrian safety campaign launching ahead of Halloween and the end of daylight saving time.

“We have had 24 pedestrian traffic related deaths in the City of El Paso this year, compared to 20 for all of 2017,” said El Paso Police Assistant Chief Victor Zarur. “We believe education and awareness can reduce or eliminate future fatalities. While the driver has been at fault in a few cases, the majority of our pedestrian deaths this year are a result of pedestrians not crossing at appropriate locations.”

Four deaths have occurred on high speed roadways like I-10 and US 54, prompting additional concern.

“One death on our roadways is one too many,” said TxDOT El Paso District Engineer Bob Bielek. “High speed roadways like I-10, US 54 and Loop 375 aren’t places for walking or crossing. Things can change in an instant while we are driving. Everyone always needs to be alert and pay attention, eliminate distractions like cell phones and listening devices and take extra precautions at night.”

With the sun setting earlier and Halloween around the corner, the pedestrian safety campaign includes the distribution of reflective slap bands families will be able to pick up at El Paso Police Department Regional Command Centers.

Pedestrians are encouraged to always use a crosswalk and use sidewalks if available. It is illegal to walk in the road if a sidewalk is nearby. If there isn’t a sidewalk, pedestrians should walk on the left side of the road facing traffic, as far away from traffic as possible.

“’Safety comes first’ is a common phrase and a daily practice at El Paso Electric,” said El Paso Electric Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Elaina Ball. “As our core value, it is our priority to ensure the safety of our employees and those we serve, and we are proud to partner with TxDOT in sharing this important message.”

The campaign consists of multiple bilingual video public service announcements and the distribution of thousands of reflective slap bands.

In addition, drivers involved in a crash or who experience their vehicle stalling should remember to get their ride to the side, if possible; turn on their hazard lights, and call for help. If drivers are stalled on a main lane, they should turn on their hazard lights, stay buckled in their vehicle and call 9-1-1.

Eastside Officer-Involved Shooting Leaves One Man Dead

An Eastside neighborhood was on edge as El Paso Police Department officers exchanged gunfire with man in the parking lot of the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center.

According to EPPD Sgt. Enrique Carillo, at 12:27 Wednesday afternoon, a call went out over dispatch concerning a person with a gun.

Officers at the station found an unnamed suspect in the parking lot of the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center; for some unknown reason gunfire was exchanged.

Several officers were involved in the incident, however EPPD officials would not detail the number or their involvement.

The suspect died at the scene, of gun shot wounds. No officers were injured.  Sgt. Carrillo adds that investigators are checking to see if this incident is related to calls EPPD received earlier Wednesday.

“I wasn’t sure what it was at first,” recounted Maria, who was still near the scene of this afternoon’s officer involved shooting. “But you could see what it was quickly. Gun shots.”

Maria adds, “…I’m still shook by it. I just pray for everyone to be ok.”

According to the police department the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center, and it’s parking lot had to be closed for several hours as the bomb squad works to check the dead man’s vehicle.

Crimes Against Persons and the Texas Rangers are investigating this incident.

Clash of the Titans Returns this Weekend

It’s time for an action-packed weekend of “Clash of the Titans IX” boxing. Once again, the men and women of local area law enforcement agencies will come together and battle it out in the ring.

This sweet science showdown will feature twenty bouts between Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Police Officers, Firefighters, EMTs, Correctional Officers and members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The event will also feature exhibition fights from local area youth boxing leagues. While the fighters may not be household names in the boxing world, they really give it all they have.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2005 and El Paso County Sheriff’s Foundation.

Join us in cheering on your favorite fighter representing: El Paso County Sheriff’s Office , El Paso Police Department, El Paso Fire Department, Las Cruces Fire Department, Deming New Mexico Police, Border Patrol – El Paso, San Antonio, Otero Federal Prison,  West Texas Corrections, White Sands Missile Range Fire Dept., Federal Parole Division, La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution, FBI, ICE Camp & Homeland Security, Albuquerque Police Department and U.S. Armed Forces.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 | Buchanan’s Event Center – 11540 Pellicano Dr.

Doors Open: 4:00p.m.  | First Bout: 5:00p.m.

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