Bush Motorcade Crash Kills N.M. Officer; DU Reacts
A police officer in President Bush's motorcade crashed his motorcycle and died Monday, less than a year after a crash in Hawaii killed another motorcycle officer accompanying the president.
Rio Rancho Officer Germaine Casey, 40, crashed at the Albuquerque airport at a point where a road enters an underground parking garage, said Trish Hoffman, a spokeswoman for the Albuquerque Police Department. He was pronounced dead at an Albuquerque hospital.
Bush had been headed to the airport after attending a fundraiser for Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M.
"Any time there is a presidential motorcade, the officers, that's part of their job, they drive at a high rate of speed," said Hoffman, whose department is investigating the crash.
Rio Rancho police department spokesman Officer John Francis said Casey's motorcycle hit a curb and then a tree, but investigators were reconstructing the accident to determine exactly what happened.
The motorcycle was near the front of the motorcade, and the president saw the wreck as he drove past on the way to the airport, Francis said. "President Bush called to give his condolences to our officer's family and to our department," he said.
FROM DU: Their Reaction To the Accident:
--A police officer riding in Fuckhead's motorcade was killed today...
--Where George Bush goes, tragedy is sure to follow.
--'W' was trying to steer the limo while on daddy's lap...
--Taking one for Bush Asshole's fund raising. How sad.
--How many more will die or be severely injured for Bush?
--There are a few military personnel of ours that have died due to Bush recently, and Bush doesn't seen to care a whole lot about them either.
--More blood on the hands of our President. He's a cop killer! Not even Clinton killed a cop before.
--They should donate the fundraiser take to the officer's family... Nah, they would only squander it on housing and food and maybe education. Better to put it towards greens fees at the local country club.
--Dubya was not on ANY official business... He was fund-raising. He should be made to take a fucking bus like McCain!!!
--Where ever Bush goes death follows. Nothing new here. Knew his record before he stole presidency.
--Running around, using government resources to raise partisan, GOP cash. And killing people in the process. How... Bushy.
--Another funeral he'll not be attending. He'll probably drop a note.
--It is not a coincidence when it is Damien, the Son of Satan, in the Presidential limo.
--I don't even want to know what he said - out loud - when he passed the crash site. I'm sure there was a snicker involved. How can I hate one person so much?
--All the cities in this country should declare Bush Asshole persona non grata. Protecting him is bad karma.
--Maybe he witnessed something and had to be removed... The crash occurred where the road at the airport goes into an underground parking garage... just the perfect place for no witnesses or helicopters to see what actually happened. Just a coincidence I'm sure, especially since this is the SECOND such "accident".
--He's the anti-christ! Yet this 'W' turd just won't flush...
--Bush laughed... he thought it was funny!!! People dying is what he craves!
These reactions are sick and repulsive. The idea that the President 'enjoyed' this is disgusting. Do you really want this Leftist division and hatred in the White House in '08?