FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – On Friday, Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus responded like all of his fellow officers do on a regular basis.
The department tweeted video from a police helicopter of Kraus chasing down and eventually arresting a person who was suspected of being involved in a “major accident” and then driving away.READ MORE: Texas Secretary Of State's Office Not Releasing Details Behind 2020 Election Forensic Audit Plan
The chopper followed the suspect as he tried to get away from pursuing officers. Police said the chief was driving along I-35W when he heard the call about the chase and decided to assist.
According to police, Kraus used the chopper to guide him to the suspect and jumped fences as he gave chase.
The video shows Kraus eventually bringing the suspect down and making the arrest.
#TeamWork – Dec. 27 we worked together to locate a driver who ran from a major accident. Below is Air 1 following a suspect trying to run/hide from officers, he was eventually arrested by Chief Kraus – “I’m just proud to be 1 of 1,700 officers, who do this kind of work every day” pic.twitter.com/fGsEZx8Jf1READ MORE: Dallas Firefighters Find Dead Dog Inside Burning House
— Fort Worth Police (@fortworthpd) December 27, 2019
“I’m just proud to be one of 1,700 officers, who do this kind of work every day,” the chief said.
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“You know, if you were to ask me if something like this surprises me, I would say it does not. [Kraus] leads by example and that’s exactly what took place today,” Fort Worth officer Buddy Calzada said.