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Published: Sunday, September 13, 2015 @ 8:30 AM
Updated: Sunday, September 13, 2015 @ 8:30 AM
INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana police officer was working a DUI checkpoint Aug. 22 when he received a phone call with devastating news: His daughter had been killed by a suspected drunken driver.
“We had just taken a break and were coming back to finish up and my phone rang. I saw that it was Kirstin’s mom, and through the sobbing and the screaming, she got out that Kirstin was dead," said Shragal, a 25-year IMPD veteran who has made nearly 4,000 DUI arrests.
According to the New York Daily News, an alleged drunken driver in a pickup truck struck Burton in Dayton, Ohio. Burton's car crashed into a tree, killing her and critically injuring her 14-month-old son, Orion, who was in the back seat.
"I was furious that the one I couldn't get my hands on took my daughter," Shragal told WXIN.
Shragal said he is determined to get back to work and prevent other tragedies by getting more drunken drivers off the road.
In the meantime, he can take some comfort in remembering his final exchange with Burton, known for her inspirational words on Periscope and love for her friends and family.
“I’m blessed that the last words I said to my daughter were, ‘I love you, Sunshine,’ and she said, ‘I love you too, Daddy,'" he told WXIN.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 4:21 PM
— Verne Troyer, famous for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" comedies, died Saturday. He was 49.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 8:12 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 8:23 AM
ANTIOCH, Tenn. — At least four people are dead after a shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee.
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 1:11 AM
Police said Amier Windsor, 12, and Robert Windsor Jr., 11, went missing about 5 p.m. Friday.
According to a news release, the two brothers are known to frequent the Brookline area.
Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to call police at 412-323-7800.
MISSING KIDS ALERT— Pittsburgh Police (@PghPolice) April 21, 2018
Brothers Amier Windsor, 12, & Robert Windsor Jr., 11, went missing April 20 at 5 p.m.
Known to frequent Brookline area.
Anyone with info on their whereabouts, please call @PghPolice Missing Persons at 412-323-7800. pic.twitter.com/bN3BisiTQq
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 8:25 AM
— This year's Lyrid meteor shower reached its peak this weekend, and photographers flocked to social media to share some stunning snapshots of the celestial display.