CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Caddo deputies say across the country three officers have died in traffic accidents in just the past four days.
Tuesday morning a Carthage, Texas police officer -- 23 year old Everett Dennis -- died when police say he was trying to catch up to a possible traffic violator.
They say Dennis lost control of his patrol car, flipped over, and then the car ejected him.
"People think we just zip up and down the road, but it's a matter of life and death," says Caddo Sheriff's LT. Darwin Jones.
Jones says nearly everyday he receives notices of cops across the country dying in traffic accidents.
"Most officers are seriously injured or killed in traffic - day to day traffic," says Jones.
In February, Shreveport police officer T. W. Hardy was writing a report when he believes a passing car shattered his window by hitting some debris from a wreck he was working.