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Suspect indicted for murder in death of Officer Brian Pierce Jr.

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Suspect indicted for murder in death of Officer Brian Pierce Jr.

(WSIL) -- A Madison County grand jury has indicted a Florissant, Missouri man in connection with the August death of a Brooklyn police officer.

Caleb Cambell, 22, was indicted for first-degree murder, failure to report an accident involving personal injury or death, reckless homicide, failure to stop after having an accident involving personal injury or death, and aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer.

Southern Illinois pays respects to fallen Officer Brian Pierce, Jr.

Officer Brian Pierce Jr. died in the line of duty after laying stop sticks on the McKinley Bridge in Venice, Illinois. The officer was hit by a car, which was involved in a pursuit. The car was later located abandoned on the Missouri side of the bridge. 

34-year-old Darrell Lane has also been charged in connection with the crime. He faces two counts of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer.

Taken too soon, Officer Pierce’s legacy in Spillertown lives on

The state’s attorney says Lane allegedly sped around roadblocks and is accused of hitting several vehicles and nearly struck officers on the scene. Police on the scene reportedly fired shots at Lane.

Officer Pierce worked with the Brooklyn Police Department and previously served with several local departments including Spillertown and the Makanda Fire Department. 

Fallen Officer Brian Pierce Jr. laid to rest as region honors his service

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