On July 7, 2007, Plano Police Officers were dispatched to an injury accident at the intersection of Independence Parkway and Russell Creek Drive. Upon arrival, responding Police Officers learned that the accident involved a passenger vehicle and a Police Motorcycle Unit Officer. Plano Police Traffic Officer Dayle Weston (Wes) Hardy was transported by Careflight Helicopter to Baylor Hospital in Dallas where rescue efforts failed and Officer Hardy was pronounced deceased at 11:56 hours.

The next time you see a peace officer, please thank them for their service.