As the Lubbock County Sheriff's Department mourns the loss of a deputy killed by a suspected drunk driver, area law enforcement agencies have offered their help and support in the coming days.
The Hockley County Sheriff's Department is just one of many law enforcement agencies in the area to step up. Sheriff Kinney in Hockley County says as soon as he heard about 29-year-old Corporal D. Harvey's death, it him home a county away.
Early sunday morning, Harvey was killed when a suspected drunk driver hit his car head on. Yesterday evening, 25-year-old McKinney was taken into custody for intoxication manslaughter charges. Now the Lubbock County Sheriff's Department is preparing to say goodbye to Corporal Harvey Wednesday, and Sheriff Kinney wants them to know they're on standby to help in any way they can.
"In the past, anytime we ever needed any assistance, Lubbock has always stepped forward and helped us out in any way, shape, or form. I know the way they are right now, their officers are all pretty well sad of their loss and we've offered to assist them in any way we can...patrol their streets, take their calls."
Kinney says they have 10 deputies ready to help out. Folks from Lubbock PD, and other area agencies are all taking over Wednesday during the funeral set for 3:00 PM at the First Baptist Church.