FORT WORTH – An off-duty Fort Worth police officer and his wife were killed in a motorcycle crash early Friday.
Police say Police say the crash happened just after 2 a.m. in the 3300 block of Trail Drive, near the Fort Worth Cultural Center. Officer Michael Valdez,44, was pronounced dead at the scene; his wife, 39-year-old Mary, was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, where she died, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Michael worked in the Fort Worth Police Department’s Gang Unit. The couple leaves behind a 24-year-old son and a 15-year-old daughter.