Three members of a law enforcement motorcycle club were killed and nine others critically injured in a wreck south of Kerrville. The group was on a ride celebrating the group's anniversary when motorist crossed the center line on Highway 16 hitting the motorcyclists.
The Kerr County Sheriff's Department says the motorist was arrested on counts of intoxicated manslaughter and intoxicated assault.
"Please keep our brothers with the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club in ya'lls prayers. They were on a ride in the Texas Hill Country, and were on Highway 16 south of Kerrville, when another person crossed the center stripe. The ride was in celebration of the club's birthday when the accident occurred," said the Kerr County Sheriff's Department in a Facebook post.
The three members of the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club who were killed are Joseph Paglia, Jerry Wayne Harbour and Michael White.
- Joseph Paglia, President of the Chicago chapter, Retired Officer with the Niles City Police Dept
- Jerry Wayne Harbour from Houston, Thin Blue Line Ambassador, Lt. Col. Army (retired)and Pilot for Eastern Airlines(Retired)
- Michael White, Secretary of our Chicago chapter, Chicago Community Services Officer, U.S. Army(retired)
David Weed, the Public Information Officer with the Thin Blue Line LEMC released this statement:
"It is with great sadness we announce the deaths of three of our members this afternoon, Saturday, July 18, 2020.Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club was in Bandera, Texas for the weekend conducting our annual Thin Blue Line Foundation meeting, which was to have taken place Saturday afternoon. Several of our members had gone on a leisurely motorcycle ride to have lunch in Kerrville this morning before the meeting. They were heading back to Bandera when a car traveling from Medina toward Kerrville crossed over the center line and stuck several of the motorcycles head on. Three of our members were killed in this tragic accident."