Washita County Undersheriff Brian Beck and Burns Flat policeman Kristian Willhight gave their lives Thursday trying to protect the public. Beck was driving the SUV in the foreground and Willhight the brand-new Dodge Charger in the background when they collided while trying to catch up with a multi-convicted drug user who also died in a separate crash about three miles away.

Services pending for officers

Washita County Undersheriff Brian Beck, 39, and Burns Flat policeman Kristian Willhight, 36, were confirmed late Thursday night as the two officers killed that morning south of Dill City while pursuing a fleeing felon.
Troop H of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol issued a media release at 10:21 p.m. confirming the names of the deceased officers.

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