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Police identify Greensboro officer who died after responding to robbery

November 13, 2018

Officer Jared William Franks

Greensboro police have identified the officer who died last week following a crash.

According to police, Officer Jared William Franks, 24, and a second officer crashed while attempting to locate the car of a robbery suspect. The crash happened at Elm-Eugene Street and Webster Road. As a result of the crash, both officers were taken to a local hospital, where Franks died from severe injuries.

The second officer is being treated but should be okay, officials said.

Franks joined the Greensboro Police Department in 2016 and was a member of the 101st Police Academy. The department is asking for privacy.

The investigation is ongoing. Any public condolences can be directed to Greensboro Police Department Watch Operations at 100 E. Police Plaza in Greensboro.

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