Police officer dies from hit-and-run injuries

Dec 24, 2014 11:09 AM by News Staff

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - A retired Stockton police officer has died from injuries sustained after being struck by a van whose driver left the scene.

Stockton police says in a statement Jimmy Pendergrass was hit Tuesday by a van as he walked to the police station, where he worked part-time as a background investigator. He died hours later at a hospital.

Authorities say the 70-year-old retired officer worked for 24 years in the department's traffic section, where he served as a hit-and-run investigator, a motor officer and a motorcycle instructor, and was also a pastor at a Stockton church.

The Stockton Record reports Pendergrass son, Sgt. Brian Pendergrass, is the head of the department's traffic division.

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(Photo of suspect van courtesy: Stockton Police Department)


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