Widow of fallen officer campaigns to keep drunk driver behind bars

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Posted on August 9, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 9 at 12:23 PM

FORT WORTH - The family of a fallen Fort Worth officer is fighting back after hearing news that the drunk driver responsible for his death could go free.

Officer Alan Chick was helping a stranded motorist when he was hit and killed by a drunk driver in 1993.

Now, the state has informed his widow it may allow Eugene Standerford to go on medical parole. A jury sentenced him to life in prison based largely on nearly two dozen prior DWI arrests in Texas.

Officer Chick's widow, Lisa Chick, said Standerford is still a danger.

"He didn't get it the first three times he was incarcerated," she said. "He is not going to get it upon his release. He requires supervision. He is a danger to himself and others."

Chick and her family are writing protest letters to any officials and launching an awareness campaign on Facebook.

She also said she plans to attend every hearing.
 

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