Texas: Deputy Chad Key killed by repeat DWI driver Ricky Trent Stanley

Ricky Trent Stanley, in a prior DWI arrest photo

SHERMAN, TX — A Grayson County Sheriff’s Deputy was killed in the line of duty Saturday night, while directing traffic.

Just before 10:30, Fannin County Sheriff’s deputies and DPS troopers were in pursuit of a driver heading westbound on Highway 82. The pursuit ended at the intersection of 82 and Bethany Road — just east of Sherman.

That’s when officers, including Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Key, were called out to assist in directing traffic at the scene but that routine assistance turned into a deadly accident.

Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Key responded to this intersection of Highway 82 and Bethany Road east of Sherman, just before 10:30 Saturday night.

“They were working that scene and our deputy was out there assisting with traffic control, helping route cars around,” Lt. Rickey Wheeler said.

That’s when authorities say suspected drunk driver, 28-year-old Ricky Trent Stanley of Whitesboro, seen here in a prior mug shot, failed to stop and struck the 42-year-old deputy.

Key was rushed to Texoma Medical Center in Denison, where he later died.

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