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Stamford Police Officer Arrested in Connection to Crash that Left Beloved Pastor Dead

(Photo from: CBS News)

In a July tragedy that killed Reverend Tommie Jackson, Stamford police officer arrested was Zachary Lockwood. Following an inquiry, Officer Lockwood was arrested for hitting a pastor crossing Wire Mill Road after receiving his mail while attending to an unrelated mishap.

 Stamford Police Officer Arrested in Connection to Crash that Left Beloved Pastor Dead (Photo from: CBS News)

Details of the Incident

The collision occurred on July 26 as Reverend Jackson attempted to cross Wire Mill Road. In a marked patrol vehicle, Officer Lockwood was en route to a separate incident on Hope Street without injuries. The investigation revealed that Lockwood failed to activate his emergency siren seconds before the crash, and he was exceeding the speed limit by at least 20 mph.

Despite attempting to maneuver away after a curve, Officer Lockwood collided with Reverend Jackson. Lockwood then provided medical care until emergency crews arrived. The Stamford Police Department promptly placed Lockwood on administrative leave, initiating an internal investigation.

Friend and adviser to numerous police department members, Reverend Tommie Jackson’s untimely demise raises questions about the circumstances leading to the crash. The Stamford Police Officer Arrested sheds light on potential misconduct with a motor vehicle, a class D felony, prompting further scrutiny.

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Legal Proceedings and Community Impact

An arrest warrant was obtained for Officer Lockwood, charging him with misconduct with a motor vehicle. He turned himself in on Feb. 7 and was released on a $10,000 bond. The Internal Affairs Unit of the Stamford Police Department is conducting an ongoing internal investigation into the matter of Stamford Police Officer Arrested.

On Feb. 21, Officer Lockwood will face court for suspected misbehavior. A police officer’s arrest shocks the neighborhood, which demands answers and accountability. Contact the investigating detectives if you witnessed or have information about the event.

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