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Three members of ‘Thin Blue Line’ motorcycle club killed, 9 injured in Hill Country crash

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.”

” Please join Thin Blue Line LEMC and Law Enforcement from around country in praying for these brave men and their families. These men who spent their lives serving our Country and their communities with valor and honor.”

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KERRVILLE, Texas – Three members of the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club were killed in a deadly crash in the Texas Hill Country Saturday afternoon.

According to the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, the group was on a ride celebrating the club’s birthday on Highway 16 just south of Kerrville when someone crossed over the center stripe and ran into them. Three members were killed and nine others were taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

The person who crossed over traffic and into their lane has been taken into custody on suspicion of intoxicated manslaughter and intoxication assault.

 

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