The demise of a Grand Prairie police officer took place on Monday, 14 November 2022. It was stated that he collided during a chase with a driver who lacked a license and presented a counterfeit paper license tag.
The Grand Prairie Police Department published a recent report indicating that the officer’s name was Brandon Tsai, and his passing transpired at 10:40 PM on Monday near the Belt Line Road and Pioneer Parkway intersection area.
Officer Brandon confronted an individual driving a silver Chevrolet Malibu, and when he requested the individual to display his license, he presented a forged paper license tag.
The police department stated that Brandon attempted to intercept the driver, but he evaded him. The driver opted to accelerate to flee while Officer Tsai summoned for reinforcement.
The pursuit persisted for several miles, and according to Grand Prairie Chief of Police Daniel Scesney, Tsai and the reinforcement he summoned were pursuing the Malibu. The driver abruptly made a sharp turn, and the backup team decelerated to execute the turn.
While making the turn, Tsai’s vehicle was exceeding the speed limit and collided with his backup officer’s vehicle at the front. Daniel mentioned that the impact of the collision led to his vehicle toppling over and striking the traffic pole.
He expressed, “Our nation lost a hero last night. Officer Brandon Tsai epitomized the utmost among us and sacrificed his life protecting this city and all its inhabitants.”
He added, “Our hearts are shattered but we are appreciative of all those who have extended their thoughts and prayers to Brandon’s family, including his entire extended family who wear blue.”
Following the tragic collision, Tsai was rushed to the Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where the medical personnel pronounced him deceased. The officer who was in the front vehicle sustained minor injuries and was hospitalized, subsequently being discharged from the medical center.
Another individual who was reportedly seated in the backup officer’s vehicle emerged unscathed from the fatal collision.
Let’s delve into who Brandon Tsai was.
Grand Prairie Police Officer, Brandon Tsai
Brandon Tsai was a police officer at the Grand Prairie police department. He was an organ donor, and it was noted that he was 32 years old at the time of his passing.
Since January 2022, Brandon had been serving with the Grand Prairie police department. Prior to joining the Grand Prairie police, he had served for five years with the Los Angeles Police Department in California.
Following the officer’s passing, the department released a statement, “He was a cherished friend, a trusted comrade, and an exceptional officer whose dedication was to serve the public.”
Grand Prairie Chief of Police, Daniel Scesney, disclosed that all arrangements for Tsai’s funeral had been finalized. He announced that the details about the funeral would be disseminated shortly.
The funeral for Brandon Tsai will be conducted at the department’s Public Safety Building on Arkansas Lane and is scheduled at 6 PM.
Chief officer Scesney mentioned that the search for the Malibu driver was ongoing. The police indicated that they had limited information about the Malibu driver aside from the model and color of his vehicle.
Scesney also touched upon the forged paper tag, revealing that the license number was 0330S43 and the expiration date indicated on the counterfeit paper tag was September 2022.
The police have reported tracking numerous vehicles in the Dallas-Fort Worth area matching the description they released.