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A Macy police officer was killed in a crash Sunday, the Nebraska State Patrol confirmed Monday.

Sgt. Curtis Blackbird died after his cruiser ran into construction equipment while driving in heavy fog en route to a call, according to the State Patrol and the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. 

Tribal officials in a Facebook post honored Blackbird Monday.

"Sergeant Blackbird dedicated his life to serving his people," the social media post said. "His loss is felt in every corner of our reservation and beyond."

Further details about the crash weren't available Monday.

The crash is being investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol and Thurston County Sheriff's Office.

Blackbird served Omaha Nation Tribal Law Enforcement for 17 years and was also an EMT, according to the Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial's Facebook page.

 

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Riley Johnson reports on breaking news and public safety issues in Lincoln and southeast Nebraska.

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