Grand Prairie Officer Killed in Crash While Pursuing Another Vehicle
The Grand Prairie Police Department is mourning the loss of one of our officers who died in the line of duty. It is with heavy hearts that we report Officer Brandon Paul Tsai passed away after being involved in a traffic collision.
At around 10:45 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2022, Officer Tsai was near the intersection of SW 3rd and Pioneer Parkway when he located a vehicle displaying a fictitious paper license plate. Officer Tsai attempted to stop the vehicle, which immediately fled. During the pursuit, Officer Tsai lost control of his squad car, causing it to strike a light pole.
Officer Tsai was transported by Grand Prairie Fire Department Medics to Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. Officer Brandon Tsai was 32‐years‐old and had been with the Grand Prairie Police Department since January 2022. Prior to his hiring at GPPD, he served five years with the Los Angeles Police Department in California.
He was a loving friend, a trusted colleague, and an outstanding officer whose passion was providing service to the public.
The crash is under investigation, and there is no additional information currently available.
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The GPPD has a special place in my heart. I had the opportunity to work alongside the department for 7 years. I knew all the officers and was happy to help them out when I could, even the new officers to our force, all of them, are great guys. Tasi will be missed.