vidor pd

News Release from Chief Rod Carroll, Vidor PD -

On Tuesday, October 2, at approximately 2:58 p.m., the Vidor Police Department Dispatch Center received a call of a major accident on Hwy. 12 at FM 1132 (Evangeline Dr.). Responding units found two vehicles involved. One driver was pronounced deceased on the scene by Justice of the Peace Rodney Price. The second driver was transported in stable condition by Acadian Ambulance Service to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital. At the current time, the accident is under further investigation.

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The Vidor Police Department (VPD) is adding an officer to its ranks, and plans to sniff out a name soon for the new K-9 officer, Chief Rod Carroll reports. 

According to a news release, the newest addition to the VPD team is a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois. The K-9 unit is being trained for narcotics, tracking and handler protection, states the department, and is expected to start patrolling with Officer Ethan Mansfield in February 2018. 

"The K-9 is another tool that is being utilized to better protect our community," Carroll stated. 

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