Tribal officer killed in weekend car crash

Eagle Butte, South Dakota (AP) October 2010

A tribal police officer for the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation who was reported killed in the line of duty over the weekend died in a car crash.

Police say Merrill Bruguier was killed Saturday morning in a one-vehicle accident at the junction of S.D. Highway 63 and U.S. Highway 212. Authorities are still investigating the crash.

Police Lt. Chad Olson says Bruguier worked for the department for 14 years.



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