Officer Eddie Ufret Killed By Drunk Driver
Chesapeake, VA – Chesapeake Police Officer Eddie Ufret was killed Saturday night while attempting to cross a road with friends. He was off-duty at the time.
The incident occurred Saturday night about 10:30 PM at Cedar Road and Cedar Lakes Drive. Officer Ufret, age 45, was crossing the road with friends, when he was struck by a vehicle in the westbound lane, according to The Virginian-Pilot.
The driver of that vehicle, William Johnson, age 72, was charged with DUI and involuntary manslaughter. He is being held at the Chesapeake City Jail under no bond.
Officer Ufret was assigned to the Patrol division, and was a three-year veteran of the agency. His sister Kimberly Guinan said that he loved being a police officer, and even “checked in on his days off.”
Chesapeake Police Chief Kelvin Wright said that the department was “deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our brother, Eddie Ufret.”
Officer Ufret leaves behind a wife and adult son. A GoFundMe page was set up to help cover funeral expenses.
On the GoFunMe page, his sister said, “If anyone knew anything about him, he lived for his family and the thought of him no longer being there for them is devastating. As you can imagine, the family is grieving right now and the last thing we want them to worry about is finances. Funeral expenses are only the beginning for this family.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Chesapeake Police Officer Eddie Ufret, both blood and blue. Godspeed, sir, we will take the watch from here. Thank you for your service.