Chester County, PA – East Cocalico Township Police Department (ECPD) Officer Brennan Lied died in an off-duty motorcycle crash as he was on his way home from work on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old officer was riding his motorcycle along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Upper Uwchlan Township when the collision occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m., WGAL reported.
Officer Lied was traveling in the left lane near mile marker 307.8 when he lost control while attempting to navigate a right-hand turn, according to Lancaster Online.
His 2013 Suzuki V Storm slammed into a guardrail before it came to rest on the shoulder, WPMT reported.
He was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.
Officer Lied was rushed to Paoli Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:36 p.m., according to the Reading Eagle.
“It is with great sadness that the East Cocalico Township Police Department announces the passing of Officer Brennan E. Lied,” the ECPD said in a press release on Wednesday. “Officer Lied was involved in a crash after completing his shift on March 10, 2020 and later succumbed to his injuries.”
Officer Lied, a Drexel University graduate, served with the East Earl Township prior to joining the ECPD on Feb. 12, the department said in a Facebook post on the day of his swearing-in ceremony.
“Please keep Brennan’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers,” the ECPD said in the press release.
The East Earl Township Police Department also released a statement in the wake of the young officer’s tragic death.
“Brennan was an outstanding police officer while he served with the East Earl Township Police Department,” the agency said. “He quickly became part of our family and our hearts are aching with his untimely passing. We saw in Brennan the future of law enforcement in Lancaster County and our interactions with Brennan should comfort all of us as we mourn his loss.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of East Cocalico Township Police Department Officer Brennan Lied, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.