An Arizona State College law enforcement officer died after a crash on his way to perform Thursday morning in Tempe.
In accordance to ASU Police spokesperson Adam Wolfe, the crash occurred about 8:30 a.m. on Loop 101 near College Push.
The officer, later determined as Joseph Montgomery, was on a bike heading to the department at the time of the collision.
Montgomery was taken to Banner Desert Medical Middle wherever he later died, in accordance to the Arizona Office of General public Security.
The division mentioned Montgomery appears to have “struck a wall” even though exiting the University ramp, which has been closed for investigation.
In a tweet, the ASU Police Office said Montgomery was a 13-year veteran of the department and is survived by his spouse and four children.
“Our ideas and prayers are with his loved ones,” the tweet stated.
Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags at all condition structures be lowered to half-personnel Friday to honor Montgomery.
“He set his lifestyle on the line to safeguard other folks, and we are grateful for his bravery, sacrifice and service. Our prayers are with his wife, four children, liked types and the ASU Police Section during this tricky time,” Ducey reported in a tweet.
Officers surrounded the Maricopa County Clinical Examiner’s Office in downtown Phoenix on Thursday afternoon for a procession for Montgomery.